Can't Find Varicella Vaccine Anywhere! - page 3

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... Read More

  1. Visit  Jolie profile page
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    Quote from SweetOldWorld
    Certainly not by the respiratory route.
    Not by any route. Chicken pox is not transmitted via week-old lollipop.
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  3. Visit  Jolie profile page
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    Quote from Ashley, PICU RN
    OP what about an MMRV booster? That would contain the varicella vaccine. I'm sure it wouldn't hurt to get a booster of the others, since it's probably been over 20 years since your last dose.
    Per the CDC:

    Anyone 13 or older who needs protection from these diseases should get MMR and varicella vaccines as separate shots.

    http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis...s/vis-mmrv.pdf
  4. Visit  SweetOldWorld profile page
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    Quote from Jolie
    Not by any route. Chicken pox is not transmitted via week-old lollipop.
    I am not arguing with you about transmission by lollipop. I was simply pointing out that varicella is not solely an airborne disease.
  5. Visit  x_factor profile page
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    Thanks for all the info guys! FINALLY, I found a doctor that offers the shot and is willing to give it to me. It's $300, since I don't have insurance and I am paying out of pocket, which is insane. It's $150 for the office visit, and $140 for the vaccine. Jeez. My appointment is Monday afternoon, at a clinic over 2 hours away. What a hassle, but I'll just be glad to have it over with (at least, after I return in 4 weeks for the booster).
  6. Visit  ProudMom511 profile page
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    Glad that you finally solved the problem!
    I paid the same price and it was in a public clinic here in Ca. It was the only vaccine that was expensive and not offered for free even by public clinics....All other vaccines I found for free or for very low cost at various clinics..
  7. Visit  gamecock_24 profile page
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    So glad to hear that you were able to find the vaccine!!!
  8. Visit  SunshineDaisy profile page
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    So glad you found a place! yuck for the price though! Is itgoing to be the same price for the second shot too?! Eek!


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