Senior Health

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about geriatric health.

What steps can people take to prevent shingles?

Shingles is a disease that causes a painful skin rash. It can also cause severe pain that can last for months or years, even after the rash goes away.

The only way to try to prevent shingles is to get vaccinated.

Adults 60 and older can get a single dose of the shingles vaccine.

Talk to your physician about the shingles vaccine and when would be a good time for you to get it.

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Source: Geetha Ambalavanan, MD, Fairborn Medical Center; Suzanne Bell, MD, Vandalia Family Care; Archie Enoch, MD, Fairfield Road Physician Offices; Anoopa Hodges, MD, Oakwood Primary Care; Berry McCorkle, MD, Premier Infectious Disease; Elaine Scott, CNP, Brookville Family Care; Pamela Werner, MD, Miami Valley Primary Care