Taking the shingles vaccine reduces your risk of getting shingles by 50%…a large amount. This is reassuring and confirmatory information indicating the benefits of this immunization and I recommend it to everyone over the age of 50 who is interested in it.
This data is based on a recent study of more than 300,000 people.
There has been some issues with obtaining the vaccine due to production problems, but it has become more generally available now, and we can put you on a list to get the vaccine if you wish.
The vaccine costs a bit over $200 through our office (due to the high cost of the vaccine itself). It is safe and effective and I’ve not seen any reactions or side effects from it.
Do call us if you are interested in getting your shingles vaccine.