Chickenpox is a common childhood illness that most children catch causing a rash of red, itchy spots that turn into fluid-filled blisters. The child may also have a temperature and symptoms of irritability and as they are infectious would need to be excluded from contact with other people. On occasions the disease may cause scarring or serious complications.
The chickenpox vaccine contains a small amount of weakened live varicella zoster virus. The vaccine causes your immune system to produce antibodies that will help protect against chickenpox. The vaccine can be given to children over the age of 1 year and two doses are required at least 6 weeks apart. Many countries including USA, Canada, Australia and many countries in Europe have the chicken pox vaccine as part of their childhood vaccination schedule.
|Childhood Immunisations||Member per dose||Non Member per dose|
|Injection/Administration Fee per visit||£30.00||£35.00|
|Chicken Pox (2 doses, given from 12 months of age, 6 weeks apart)||£80.00||£85.00|