This page links to frequently asked questions about shingles in older adults. Questions cover why shingles is so painful, and more.
Review Date: January 23, 2013
NIH National Library of Medicine - NLM
Learn about shingles, a disease that affects the nerves and causes pain and skin blisters in adults. If you are 60 or older and have had chickenpox, ask your doctor if the shingles vaccine is right for you.
Review Date: April 06, 2015
NIH National Institute on Aging Information Center
Zostavax is an FDA licensed vaccine that helps to reduce the risk of getting herpes zoster (shingles) in individuals 50 years of age and older.
Review Date: January 31, 2013
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
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