Most of us who were born before the chickenpox vaccine was developed got chicken pox at some point during our young school-age years. It’s usually an itchy and miserable experience, but it’s not usually a major cause for concern. However, that’s not the case for adults – the older you are when you get chickenpox, the worse the symptoms are likely to be. Adults are far more likely to experience complications that can lead to hospitalisation.
If you are an adult who has never had chickenpox or the chickenpox vaccine, you should schedule an appointment at your neighbourhood Miles Pharmacy Travel Clinic for chickenpox vaccination services in Banstead, Chessington, or Epsom.
While your risk may not be that high in the UK, if you will be traveling abroad to a country where chickenpox is still a serious threat – make sure to get vaccinated before leaving. Learn more about the benefits of the chickenpox vaccine here.
Get The Chickenpox Vaccine at Miles Pharmacy Travel Clinic
The chickenpox vaccine in the UK may not have been available when you were a child, but it is now widely available and nearly 90% effective at preventing chickenpox. If you’re an adult and haven’t taken the chickenpox vaccination yet, you should get it as soon as possible. The chickenpox vaccine is also recommended for those who are at high risk of exposure to chickenpox such as healthcare providers, educators, and those traveling to high-risk countries.
Why Adults Should Get the Chickenpox Vaccine
Chickenpox is a highly contagious viral disease caused by the Varicella-zoster virus. It results in symptoms like weakness, fever, an achy body, and itchy red spots that spread all over the body and face. Typically, the rash is the most miserable symptom of them all because of the constant itchiness. Even though it’s tempting to scratch the itch away, scratching should be avoided because it can cause infection and scarring. Adult cases of chickenpox can also cause serious complications such as pneumonia, encephalitis, and hepatitis.
Get Your Chickenpox Vaccine at Miles Pharmacy Travel Clinic
You can schedule an appointment online with Miles Pharmacy for the chickenpox vaccination in Chessington, Banstead, or Epsom. In addition to the chickenpox vaccine, we also offer a comprehensive list of vaccinations including the flu vaccine and other travel vaccines.
Make an appointment with us today!