Chickenpox is a highly contagious and infectious disease caused by the Varicella Zoster virus. Though common, it is not always a trivial and insignificant childhood illness and can lead to more critical conditions.
It has an incubation period of up to three weeks from contact with the virus. It is infectious from 2 days before the spots appear to until they have crusted over, usually 5 days after they first appeared.
The disease can result in significant loss of income for parents who need to take time off work to care for infected children unable to attend school.
It is much more serious in adults who did not have chickenpox in childhood and can be especially dangerous in pregnancy for both mother and baby.
A safe and highly effective vaccine against chickenpox has been available since 1995. The vaccine not only provide long term protection but can also prevent infections developing in those who haven’t previously had chickenpox.
We are able to offer these vaccinations to babies from 9 months of age, children and adults. Two doses are required and are given 6 - 8 weeks apart .
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