Health Watch: Is a Shingles Vaccine Right for You?

We’ve all heard stories of people’s unpleasant experiences with shingles – the rash, the pain, the blisters. We may have even had the virus ourselves. “Shingles is actually the chicken pox virus come back as a rash,” said Nicole Theodoropoulos, MD, infectious disease specialist. “The rash is painful when it starts; sometimes the pain can come before the rash.” Get the facts from Dr. Theodoropoulos in this Health Watch segment about who is most susceptible to getting shingles, antiviral medication to treat the virus, and the shingles vaccine.

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