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Chicken Pox Vaccinations in London

Protect yourself against Chicken Pox.
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Basic Information

Infection Method

Chickenpox (Varicella) is an highly infectious disease caused by the varicella zoster virus. It is very common and affects both children and adults.

It is passed either by droplet infection (cough and sneezing) or coming into direct physical contact with a person with the chicken pox rash.


The most common symptom is an itchy raised spotty rash. The rash may also be accompanied by fever and flu like symptoms and loss of appetite.

Most people will experience a mild illness and will recover after 1-2 weeks. Those with pre-existing conditions, older adults and pregnant women are more likely to experience a more serious disease.

Additional Information

Chicken pox is usually a mild disease.

Once you have had chicken pox, it is very rare that you would get it again.

Risk Areas

At the present time, Chickenpox affects countries across the globe, and unless you have received the Chickenpox vaccine, or are immune from having already had the disease, you will be at risk for contracting the virus.

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Administration Method

A live vaccine given by injection into the deltoid muscle of your arm or into the deep subcutaneous fat in your upper arm.


A pre-filled syringe.
2 doses 4-8 weeks apart.

Length of Protection

For most people vaccination provides lifelong protection and does not need to be repeated.

Special Instructions

It is thought that the two vaccines can be interchangeable. Other live vaccines should either be given at the same time or 4 weeks after.

Dose & Price

The vaccine costs £85 per dose. Two doses are required.

Side Effects

Mild pain, redness or swelling at the site of the injection. Sometimes flu-like symptoms or stomach and bowel problems.


Does immunisation hurt?
Not all vaccinations are delivered by needle. But whenever they are, we bring all our considerable expertise into play to make sure it hurts as little as possible. Modern needles are so fine they hurt a lot less than the old fashioned versions used to. You shouldn’t feel anything worse than a sharp prick.
What if I have an abnormal reaction?
We don’t just vaccinate you and abandon you! If you don’t feel well afterwards or experience an abnormal reaction, phone us or come straight back in and we’ll check you out.
Will I get a vaccination record card?
Yes, and it’ll act as a record of the vaccinations you’ve been given. The cards include information about how long the vaccination is effective and your booster dates. If you already have a vaccination record card, bring it to your consultation so we can check your immunisation history.

Meet the Team

Dr Elizabeth Tuckey

MBBS, BA Philosophy

Kami Soltysik

Travel Nurse
BSc Nursing

Katy Peters

Clinical Director
BN (Hons), DipTM (LSHTM), Dip TM, MFTM

Dr Elizabeth Tuckey

MBBS, BA Philosophy

Kami Soltysik

Travel Nurse
BSc Nursing

Katy Peters

Clinical Director
BN (Hons), DipTM (LSHTM), Dip TM, MFTM


“Quick, friendly, and professional! I also loved the fact that the specialist gave me pricing options (as I had to take a few vaccines at once) and could answer all of my questions.”

Melia Lilembo Mazamba

“Quick, reliable, and well priced immunisation service. Highly recommend!”
Alex Karroum
“Good service – put my mind at ease. The nurse was very good and very knowledgeable so could answer all of my queries. Overall, very easy, quick, and friendly process. Would recommend.”