Shingrix is a shingle vaccine that has recently been approved AND is 90% effective. For those 50 years and older, Shingrix helps the immune system defend against shingles. It is give in two doses with the second shot two to six months after the first.
Shingles can be very painful and as we age our chances of getting this rash increases. If you have had chickenpox, the virus that causes shingles is in your body. Many describe it as a burning sensation. One out of three people in the United States will get shingles.
Please check with your physician if you have questions about the vaccination or where you can get the two dose shot administered. It is worth your time to research this subject.