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Statcare Urgent Care

Varicella Vaccine

When you or your child needs routine vaccinations, come to Statcare Urgent Care in Hicksville, Long Island; Astoria, Queens; Brooklyn, NYC; the Bronx at Bartow Avenue (Co-op City); and the Bronx at E. 174th Street.

We offer the varicella vaccine for children and unvaccinated adults, particularly healthcare professionals, teachers, and others involved in child care. Vaccines are usually covered by insurance, but if you don’t have insurance, our vaccinations are affordable.

Statcare is open 7 days a week, 365 days a year. You do not need an appointment. Walk in and be seen now!

Varicella (Chickenpox) Vaccine FAQs

What is varicella?

Most commonly known as chickenpox, varicella is a highly contagious viral disease. Until 1995, when the varicella vaccine was implemented in the US, chickenpox was a common illness among kids under 12 years old. The first symptoms include fever, headache, sore throat, or stomachache, followed by a red, itchy skin rash that turns into blisters. It can affect all parts of the body.

How and when is the varicella vaccine given?

Since 1995, the varicella vaccine has become one of the many routine immunizations children receive in the first years of life.

Children receive two doses of the varicella vaccine. The first dose is given at 12 to 15 months of age. The second dose is given before the start of kindergarten at 4 to 6 years of age.

The varicella vaccine significantly reduces the chances of getting chickenpox. If a vaccinated child does get chickenpox, it tends to be much milder and last for a shorter period of time than in those who are not immunized.

Do adults need the varicella vaccine?

Adolescents and adults 13 years of age and older who have never had chickenpox or been immunized against it should get two doses, at least 28 days apart. Because chickenpox is highly contagious, the varicella vaccine is especially important if you are a:

  • Healthcare professional 
  • Caregiver for others with weakened immune systems, such as nursing home personnel 
  • Teacher or child care worker 
  • College student 
  • Inmate or staff of a correctional institution 
  • Military personnel 
  • Non-pregnant woman of child-bearing age 
  • Person planning to travel abroad
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Hicksville, New York

232 W. Old Country Road
Hicksville, NY 11801

(855) 9 FOR DOC

Monday – Friday: 8 am – 8 pm
Saturday – Sunday: 9 am – 5 pm
Holidays: 9 am – 3 pm

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Astoria, Queens

37-15 23rd Avenue
Astoria, NY 11105

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Monday – Friday: 8 am – 8 pm
Saturday – Sunday: 9 am – 5 pm
Holidays: 9 am – 3 pm

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Bronx, NYC

932 East 174th Street
Bronx, NY 10460

(855) 9 FOR DOC

Monday – Friday: 8 am – 8 pm
Saturday: 9 am – 3 pm Sunday: Closed
Holidays: 9 am – 3 pm

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Bronx, NYC

2063A Bartow Avenue
Bronx, NY 10475

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Monday – Friday: 8 am – 8 pm
Saturday – Sunday: 9 am – 3 pm
Holidays: 9 am – 3 pm

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Brooklyn

341 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11216

(855) 9 FOR DOC

Monday – Friday: 8 am – 10 pm
Saturday – Sunday: 9 am – 5 pm
Holidays: 9 am – 3 pm

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