Shingles is usually a painful, burning skin rash with blisters which appears on one side of the body and last about 2-4 weeks. Shingles is a relatively common condition that can result in excruciating and chronic pain known as post-herpetic neuralgia. Zostavax (Shingles) vaccine is the only vaccine indicated to prevent shingles in individuals age 50 years and older. It is a special vaccine which needs to be stored at -15 C or colder. Therefore only specialized clinics with such storing facilities carry this vaccine.
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