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Shingrix Shingles Vaccine Now Available!

Are you protected against shingles?  Whether you have received the first vaccine available for shingles prevention (Zostavax) or not, you are likely not fully protected from developing the shingles rash. As of October 2017, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new vaccine, Shingrix, to be used against shingles.  The Center for Disease […]

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What is Shingles?

By: Rickie Porter, PD Did you know that anyone who has had chickenpox may get shingles later in life?  Shingles occurs when the virus that causes chickenpox starts up again in your body. After you recover from chickenpox, the varicella zoster virus remains dormant in your nerve roots.  In some people, it stays dormant forever. […]