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How to Prevent and Control the Spread of Chickenpox?

Amish Patel - October 25, 2023 - 0 comments

Chickenpox is a very common viral illness. However, it is highly contagious and can cause extreme itchiness and discomfort for those who have it, especially children. The most effective way to ward off this disease is to get the chickenpox vaccine at Intrigue Health Travel Clinic servicing the areas of Kent, Gravesend, Bexley, and other South London locations.

Here’s what to bear in mind to prevent and control the spread of chickenpox.

How To Prevent Chickenpox by Visiting an Intrigue Health Travel Clinic in Kent

Take the first step in preventing chickenpox by getting the chickenpox vaccine at an Intrigue Health Travel Clinic in Kent.

Vaccination is the most effective means of chicken pox prevention and control. The NHS chickenpox vaccine schedule consists of 2 doses. The first vaccination for children is usually between 12 to 15 months and the second dose is around four to six years old.

For those over the age of 13 who have never had chickenpox, you will get two doses 28 days apart.

Travel Vaccinations for Chickenpox at Intrigue Health

If you’ve never been vaccinated and will be travelling to a country where chickenpox is common, you can get a travel vaccination for chickenpox to protect you from being infected with chickenpox and it also prevents you from spreading it while you’re travelling.

The Best Methods for Chickenpox Prevention and Control

It’s essential to stay home and isolated from family members who haven’t had chickenpox before to minimise the risk of spreading it. You should stay isolated until the spots have scabbed over, until then chickenpox is still extremely contagious. Also, wash contaminated clothes and bed linens separate from other laundry to avoid cross-contamination.

How Effective Is the Vaccine for Chickenpox Prevention and Control?

The chickenpox vaccine is more than 90% effective at preventing the illness. The majority of people who get the vaccination don’t get chickenpox — and those who do usually experience much milder symptoms for a shorter period of time.

Schedule Your Travel Vaccination for Chickenpox Today!

Save yourself and your loved ones from having to endure chickenpox, especially if you’ll be travelling. The chickenpox vaccine can greatly reduce the risk of getting chickenpox. Intrigue Health offers the chickenpox vaccine at its Travel Clinic in Kent. We also service the areas of Gravesend, Bexley, and many more South London areas.

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