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Shingles Vaccine

After you recover from chickenpox, the virus stays in your body. It moves to the roots of your nerve cells (near the spinal cord) and becomes inactive (dormant). Later, if the virus becomes active again, shingles is the name given to the symptoms it causes. It is also known as herpes zoster (a different disease from herpes simplex).

You can only get shingles if you’ve had chickenpox in the past (usually as a child). While anyone who has recovered from chickenpox may develop shingles, the risk of shingles increases as you get older or if you have a weakened immune system.

The best protection against shingles is vaccination.

Unichem Pharmacy Browns Bay

Unichem Browns Bay Pharmacy is based in the heart of the Browns Bay & Torbay community, serving the needs of our valued customers for more than 25 years.