Shingles vaccine

COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA (WWBT) - Dr. John Clay is lining up his patients with the shingles vaccine.

The shingles vaccine is an effective vaccination that helps reduce the risk of having shingles; a painful skin condition caused by a virus.

The vaccine is generally given to patients starting at age 60, but it is FDA approved for those 50 and above.

The cost of the immunization is variable as many insurance plans do not cover the immunization, so it is good to talk to your doctor.

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