Shingle vaccine

Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is the medical name of the reactivation of the chickenpox virus.

A vaccine exists to prevent shingles and it is strongly recommended to the elderly, over 60 years.

The age group between 50 and 59 can also receive the vaccine after a consultation with a health professional.

It should be noted that the signs and symptoms can reappear in a person who has already developed shingles. For this reason, the vaccine is suggested.

In addition, be aware that even if you are vaccinated against chickenpox or if you have previously developed this infection, the Department of Health and Human Services recommends vaccination for protection against shingles and its complications.

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In the literature, it is shown that 1 in 3 will contract shingles during their lifetime.

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