The Shingles Vaccine

Who should receive the Shingles vaccine?Shingles (Aka: herpes zoster) is caused by a retrograde transport of the chickenpox virus from the ganglia (nerve root) to the skin. Ten to 30% of people develop Shingles in their lifetime and most of the time it occurs in the elderly. Normal aging causes immunity against zoster to go down.Shingles causes a discrete rash that can be painful and lasts


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