Shingles Vaccine Provides Benefits Without Much Risk

For anyone who has had or been exposed to someone with chicken pox herpes zoster, or shingles, can be a very real risk. A vaccine for patients over the age of 60 can greatly reduce the likelihood of contracting the disease.

For anyone who has had or been exposed to someone with chicken pox herpes zoster, or shingles, can be a very real risk. A vaccine for patients over the age of 60 can greatly reduce the likelihood of contracting the disease.

Lorraine Rosamilia, MD, FAAD, from the Geisinger Health System in Pennsylvania discussed the latest in treatment during the American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting in San Francisco.