Shingles: More Common in Women, But Few Have Gotten the Vaccine

Get your shingles shot to reduce your risk of shingles and its painful complications and after-effects.

Shingles (herpes zoster) is a viral disease that causes a painful, blistering rash. One-third of Americans will get the condition during their lifetime. Of the one million shingles cases reported every year, more than half occur in people over age 60, and it affects more women than men. “Shingles is roughly 40 percent more common […]

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