Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Shingles Vaccine

We have posted about shingles before, but we just saw another mid-50's patient with an outbreak on her face. Our heart breaks for her because she is completely miserable. The rash is very painful and involves her eye. Her vision is very reduced, and may not recover even with treatment depending on the severity of the scarring. Her message - "tell everyone to get the vaccine!" The shingles vaccine is FDA approved for age 50 and older and is available from your PCP or pharmacist. Here is a link to find locations -