CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - Dr. Judith McKenzie reminds her patients of the need to be immunized against shingles.
Shingles is a painful blistering rash that follows a nerve pathway. It is caused by the same virus that causes chicken pox.
If you had chickenpox as a child, you are at risk for shingles later in life. Adults age 50 and older are candidates for the shingles shot to reduce the likelihood of developing shingles by 45-70 percent.
Discuss with your doctor whether vaccination against shingles is right for you.