You May Be at Risk, But Shingles Can Be Prevented

Nearly all adults 50 years of age and older in the U.S. carry the inactive chickenpox virus that can cause shingles. After chickenpox, the varicella zoster virus can reactivate years later, causing shingles. Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is a painful skin rash that can last for weeks, but can be prevented with vaccination.

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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 an itchy, painful rash and blisters.

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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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Learn About Vaccination to Prevent Shingles

The shingles vaccines offer protection for adults at risk for shingles.

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