If you have a blood relative who has had shingles, you may be a greater risk of developing the disease.
Shingles is a very painful rash that can last from one to three months. In May of 2006, the FDA licensed a new vaccine to reduce the risk of shingles in older Americans. Zostavax, a live virus vaccine, is given as a single injection and is recommended for use in people 60 years of age and older.
via Archives of Dermatology, May 2008
via FDA, “Shingles Vaccine”, 2008
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