Chickenpox is caused by a virus and usually spreads when a person touches chickenpox or shingles blisters — or if they breathe in the virus. You can breathe in the virus after someone with chickenpox or shingles scratches their blisters, which releases the virus into the air. It’s also possible to get chickenpox from breathing in tiny droplets from people who have it that get into the air after they breathe or talk.
Children need 2 doses of the vaccine between 1 and 6 years of age.
Adults that aren’t immune to chickenpox (if you haven’t had chickenpox in the past or you haven’t been vaccinated against it), you need to get 2 doses of the vaccine about 1 month apart.
A Note from Northwest Pharmacy
Prior to vaccines being administered, we require you to complete our Vaccination Consent Form. You can fill this form out at the pharmacy or, to save time, you can print the form, fill it out at home and bring it in with you.
If you choose to download and sign our Vaccination Consent Form – you agree to review the current Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) for the intended vaccine and understand the benefits/risk of intended vaccine before signing. Our pharmacists will gladly answer any questions you have when you come in for your vaccination.
View Current VISs for vaccines offered by Northwest Pharmacy HERE