Donât wait for you or someone you love to develop shingles. If you are 50 or over, ask your doctor or pharmacist about the shingles vaccine.
Getting vaccinated can be easy, and the ZOSTAVAXÂ® II vaccine is available in most clinics, doctorsâ offices or pharmacies.
ZOSTAVAXÂ® II is indicated for the prevention of shingles. It cannot be used to treat existing shingles or the pain associated with existing shingles.
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Shingles (also known as herpes zoster) is a painful, blistering rash that can last several weeks
It can occur at any time, with no warning. For most people, the pain from shingles resolves as the rash heals, but for others, it can last for months or even years.
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ZOSTAVAXÂ® II is the only vaccine for the prevention of shingles
The Public Health Agency of Canada states that the best protection from shingles is vaccination
Herpes zoster (HZ) is a painful and potentially serious condition that can result in a significant burden of illness, mostly related to postherpetic neuralgia (PHN). This complication occurs in about 20% of adults with HZ and often has a major impact on quality of life.*
* ZOSTAVAXÂ® II is not indicated to treat pain and complications associated with HZ.
The incidence and severity of HZ and its complications increase with age. Up to 10% of people over 65 years of age will be admitted to hospital with an episode of HZ.
The HZ vaccine is recommended for persons aged 60 years of age and older, and may also be used in adults 50 years of age or older.
Shingles is a common but potentially serious condition and can result in a significant burden of illness principally related to acute disease and chronic PHN.
ZOSTAVAXÂ® ll is indicated for the prevention of shingles
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