Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine is a two-dose immunization series which provides immunity to chickenpox. For adults, this vaccine is recommended only for those who lack natural immunity. Occupational Health provides the vaccine at no charge for VUMC faculty/staff whose immunity test shows they do not have immunity to varicella, or for those who have begun the vaccine series and need to complete it.
Because it must be stored frozen, the varicella vaccination is available only at the Occupational Health Clinic (OHC) during regular business hours and Thursdays from 8:00am - 11:30am at One Hundred Oaks. Please allow 15 minutes after you check in for us to obtain the frozen vaccine from the pharmacy.
OHC does not provide the shingles vaccine (Zostavax). Individuals age 60 and older should talk with their primary care provider about shingles vaccination recommendations.
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