Should I get the Shingles Vaccine?

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Herpes Zoster (Zostavax) vaccine is the best way to protect you from getting shingles.

  • The vaccine has been shown to reduce the risk of getting shingles by 50%.
  • Only 1 dose is needed for optimal protection for 4-7 years; there is no need for a booster at this time.
  • Zostavax is FREE for those individuals age 65-70 years old.
  • Please contact your primary healthcare provider to book an appointment.

Call us at 519-355-1071, ext. 5900 for more information or visit our website at www.chatham-kent.ca/vaccinations

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