What is varicella (Chickenpox)?

Chickenpox is a common childhood illness caused by the varicella zoster virus. It is easily passed from one person to another and occurs in millions of people worldwide each year. The varicella zoster vaccine is the most effective way of preventing chickenpox.

After a person recovers from chickenpox, the virus remains dormant (inactive) in the body. The virus can reactivate years later, causing shingles. Shingles is more common in adults age 50 and older. The risk of developing shingles and the severity of symptoms increase as a person ages.

Getting vaccinated is the best way to prevent shingles or, at least, to make it less severe if you do get it. It is safe and easy to get the chickenpox vaccine in Ontario. Even people who have already had chickenpox or shingles can get vaccinated. The varicella vaccine is safe and effective for preventing chickenpox and shingles.

To book your chickenpox vaccine, contact the travel vaccine clinic at 416-461-2419 or book online at travelvaccineclinic.fullslate.com

Varivax III is an injectable live virus vaccine to help prevent chickenpox. The vaccine can be administered to any person 12 months of age or older. It’s a safe choice when looking for a chickenpox vaccine for adults who have never had chickenpox or received the vaccine.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends 2 doses of the vaccine for people age 13 and older who have never had chickenpox or been vaccinated. Adults age 60 and older should get 1 dose of the vaccine if they have never had chickenpox or been vaccinated against it.

You can get the varicella vaccine doses 1 and 2 at any of our travel vaccine clinics across the GTA..

When looking to get the chickenpox vaccine in Toronto, Richmond Hill, North York, Mississauga, and Etobicoke, look no further than the Travel Vaccine Clinic. Book your appointment online at: travelvaccineclinic.fullslate.com or call the travel clinic at 416-461-2419.

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