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a syringe imageJune 29 2018

A chickenpox vaccination service is being introduced in 30 Boots stores on a private patient basis. 

A two-vaccine course will cost £130, with vaccines administered six weeks apart. The in-store consultation and vaccination is conducted by the pharmacist, and the process takes about 20 minutes. The service is available to anyone aged between 1 and 65.

An estimated 651,000 cases of chickenpox occur each year in the UK. “Whilst the NHS does not offer a universal childhood vaccination service against chickenpox, they do vaccinate some individuals including non-immune healthcare workers and individuals who come into close contact with those with weakened immune systems,” said Boots.

“This then protects the person at risk of catching chickenpox through close contact. The Boots service is for people who may wish to consider getting vaccinated outside of the NHS.”

Asif Aziz, Director of Pharmacy Services Boots UK, added: “The introduction of this service highlights the enhanced role that community pharmacies can play in supporting those services offered by the NHS and GPs, as well as the excellent clinical skills our trained pharmacists offer to support patients’ health in locations and at times that are convenient to them.”

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