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Herpes Zoster (shingles) Prevention



Herpes Zoster (shingles)
Herpes zoster is a common condition which can cause painful rash and can make life miserable.
However, we can prevent this by a vaccine recently recommended recombinant vaccine for adults.
The following is a recent recommendation for adults to prevent shingles:
Anyone over the age of 50 who have not previously received live zoster vaccine and as well as those who have received live virus vaccine.
The vaccine is also recommended for all adults with diabetes, chronic heart, lung, or kidney disease.
Two doses of the recombinant vaccines 2 – 6 months apart is recommended.
Manuel Medical Clinic strongly recommends the new vaccine to prevent herpes zoster.






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