Shingles is a potentially very painful rash that can sometimes lead to long term pain in the area affected. Once you have had the Chicken Pox, the virus stays in your body forever and it can be reactivated to form Shingles.
This vaccination can decrease the incidence of Shingles by a half.
The vaccination is also recommended for the 50 – 69 year old age group but is not Government subsidised. The cost for the vaccine is $230.00
Please make an appointment now to discuss this with your Doctor.