You May Be at Risk. Learn How to Prevent Shingles

Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is a painful skin rash that can last for weeks, but can be prevented with vaccination. If you're one of the 99.5% of people 50 years and older that have had chickenpox, the virus that causes shingles is already inside you. Your immune system naturally weakens as you age, so your risk for shingles increases as you get older — even if you feel healthy. About 1 in 3 people will get shingles in their lifetime.

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1 out of 3 people will get shingles in their lifetime

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What Is Shingles?

Shingles is a viral infection that causes a blistering rash that can be very painful and itchy.

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What Are the Symptoms of Shingles?

Shingles symptoms typically include itching, pain, and a rash with blisters on one part of the body.

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What Is the Cause of Shingles?

The virus that causes chickenpox stays in your body and could reactivate to cause shingles.

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