WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SHINGLES
- Shingles also known as the Herps Zoster is a condition caused by a reaction to the chicken pox virus.
- Anyone who has had chicken pox as a child has a risk of 1 in 4 in developing shingles many years later on in life but tends to occur more frequent on people aged over 50 years.
- The symptoms of shingles are usually mild but can very unpleasant for some. With symptoms of burning sensation somewhere on the body which develop into a red rash with painful blisters
- Most people recover but some people continue to feel extreme pain in the area of the rash for many months.
- Shingles varies from person to person and some may require medical treatment for the symptoms as soon as possible from their GP.
SHINGLES CAN BE PREVENTED THROUGH A SINGLE VACCINATION
- The Shingles Vaccine can offer protection against all these symptoms, patients will only need one injection which can be taken a long side their Flu Vaccination if they wish.
WHAT TO DO NEXT
- Book a Shingles Vaccination
- The shingles vaccine can be given at the same time as the Flu Vaccine which including the H1N1 Swine Flu Virus.
For more information please visit www.shinglesaware.co.uk