The chickenpox virus is still in your body.
It can resurface as Shingles, a painful, blistering rash.The Shingles rash
usually lasts up to 30 days, and for most the pain lessens as the rash
heals. But some people who develop Shingles experience long-term
pain that can last for months, even years.
ZOSTAVAX is the only vaccine that can prevent Shingles.
ZOSTAVAX is used to prevent Shingles in adults 60 years of age or
older. Once you reach age 60, the sooner you get vaccinated, the
better your chances of protecting yourself from Shingles. ZOSTAVAX
is given as a single shot. ZOSTAVAX cannot be used to treat Shingles
once you have it. Talk to your health care professional to see if
ZOSTAVAX is right for you.
Important Safety Information
ZOSTAVAX may not fully protect everyone who gets the vaccine.
You should not get ZOSTAVAX if you are allergic to any of its
ingredients, including gelatin and neomycin, have a weakened
immune system, take high doses of steroids, or are pregnant or plan to
become pregnant. Possible side effects include redness, pain, itching,
swelling, warmth, or bruising at the injection site, as well as headache.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription
drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Before getting vaccinated, talk to your health care professional about
situations you may need to avoid after getting ZOSTAVAX. Please see
the Patient Product Information on the adjacent page.
Before you get Shingles, ask a bout ZOSTAVAX.
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