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Shingles Prevention

Prevention

There is no proven way to prevent shingles. Stress and fatigue may contribute to an outbreak. Future cases of shingles should decrease as more children are vaccinated.

The US Food and Drug Administration approved a vaccine (Zostavax) for people over 60 who have had chickenpox. The vaccine decreases the likelihood of getting shingles and the severity if shingles does occur.

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Copyright © 2019 EBSCO Publishing All rights reserved.

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