Can't Find Varicella Vaccine Anywhere! - page 2
I'm starting to run into a real big problem. I'm 27, and never had the chickenpox, and I cannot find ANYWHERE that offers the adult vaccination. My school wants me to have the vaccines done before our clinical rotations start in... Read More
- 0Just an update... I cannot find anywhere that offers this vaccine. I've called every Walgreens in a 4-5 hour radius from where I live, and almost all offer the Shingles vaccine, but not the Varicella vaccine for chickenpox. I've tried all the health units, I've called doctor after doctor after doctor even in towns and cities hours from where I live.
I'm in Louisiana, if anyone has any other suggestions!
- 0Dec 1, '11 by GrnTea, BSN, MSN, RNi'd go to your nursing school, tell them how hard you have tried to get this, and ask them what they suggest; perhaps there's a connection they can make with some clinical placement.
fwiw, i had heard that there was a shortage in the country... but hey, you knew that.
- 1Dec 2, '11 by GrnTea, BSN, MSN, RNi think the idea was to avoid having the disease as an adult, which is quite reasonable when you consider that it's possible to be very, very sick with permanent sequelae that way.
op, it is remotely possible that you had a subclinical case as a child and may be immune anyway. can you get a titre?
- 1Dec 2, '11 by JolieQuote from ScottEUrban myth. Chicken pox is a respiratory virus, transmitted by airborne route. Licking a lollipop, while gross and disgusting, won't cause a case of chicken pox.Sounds like it might be easier to find someone who has an active chicken pox infection. There is always the pre-licked lollipop route.
- 4Dec 2, '11 by ScottE,RNQuote from JolieUrban myth. Chicken pox is a respiratory virus, transmitted by airborne route. Licking a lollipop, while gross and disgusting, won't cause a case of chicken pox.
Well no ****. It was a joke referencing the following story and not a serious solution.