Chickenpox Vaccination

Protect yourself and your loved ones from chickenpox with Wells' safe and effective private vaccination service. We use the Varivax or Varilrix brands, offering protection for adults up to 65 years and children above 12 months.

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Based on 119 patient reviews
Based on 119 patient reviews

Safe and Effective Vaccine for Immunity and Prevention Against Chickenpox

At Wells, we provide a safe and effective private Chickenpox (Varicella) vaccination service to protect you and your loved ones. The vaccine is not routinely given in the UK but is part of the national immunisation programme in many other countries. At Wells, we use the Varivax or Varilrix brands, which are the most commonly used brands in the UK. Our chickenpox vaccination service offers protection against the virus for adults over 65 and children above 12 months.

What it includes

  • Safe and effective vaccination against chickenpox (Varicella)
  • Two doses of the chickenpox vaccine with an optional booster (booster at an additional cost)
  • Expert advice and guidance on preparation and any concerns
  • The vaccine is administered by an experienced doctor or nurse at our private clinic
  • Our chickenpox vaccination service includes two doses of the Varivax or Varilrix vaccine, administered four to eight weeks apart. All doses are paid for with one online payment.

Why have a chickenpox vaccine

  1. It provides immunity, reducing the risk of contracting and spreading the virus.
  2. Vaccination significantly lowers the chances of developing chickenpox and experiencing associated symptoms.
  3. It prevents complications, including severe conditions like pneumonia, skin infections, and encephalitis.
  4. By receiving the vaccine, especially in vulnerable populations, you can protect yourself and others from serious complications.

Looking for just one dose?

We also offer single doses of the vaccine if you just need the one.



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Frequently Asked Questions

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Is the chicken pox (Varicella) vaccine safe for everyone?

Generally, the vaccine is considered safe for adults and children above 12 months. However, individuals who are immunocompromised should seek specialist advice before vaccination.

What is Chickenpox (Varicella), and why is the vaccine important?

Chickenpox is a highly contagious viral infection which causes an itchy vesicular rash and fever. While it is usually mild in children, it can be severe or life-threatening in adults, babies, and immunocompromised individuals. Vaccination helps reduce the risk of contracting and spreading the disease, preventing potential complications.

What are the common side effects of the chickenpox vaccine?

Common side effects may include fever, redness and pain at the injection site, upper respiratory infection, headache, and loss of appetite. These are usually mild and temporary.

How often do I need to receive the chickenpox vaccine?

A booster dose in adulthood may be recommended as lifelong immunity has yet to be proven. Consult with your healthcare provider for specific recommendations.

What precautions should I take after receiving the chickenpox vaccine?

After vaccination, avoiding close contact with high-risk individuals for up to 6 weeks is advised. Additionally, refrain from receiving immunoglobulin or aspirin products unless a doctor advises. Notify your healthcare provider if you experience severe symptoms or reactions.

Can children receive vaccinations at Wells?

Wells also provides vaccinations for children, following appropriate guidelines and recommendations.

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Our Clinic

Our clinic is in a former stately home within 25 acres of countryside, gardens and woodland, with sweeping views of the South Downs. This tranquil setting is away from the hustle and bustle of urban life. We are in an easily accessible ground-floor suite with free parking outside.

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The Wells Clinic, Robert Denholm House,
Bletchingley Road, Nutfield, Surrey, RH1 4HW


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