Shingles Vaccine Clinic
Shingles (herpes zoster) is a painful skin rash caused by Varicella Zoster, the same virus that causes chickenpox. Once you’ve had chickenpox, the virus remains in your body in a dormant or inactive stage. If the virus becomes active again you may get shingles. Age, increased stress, and problems with the immune system may increase your chances of getting shingles.
Shingrix is an FDA-approved vaccine for the prevention of shingles in adults 50 years of age and older. It is delivered in two doses and is also available to patients who received other available shingles vaccines including zostavax.
Qualified patients can receive their shingles vaccination between the hours of 8 am – 5 pm Monday – Friday at the following location:
The Walk-in Shingles Clinic is located on the first floor at the east entrance. Patients can also receive the vaccine in the Nurse Clinic
with a prescription from their physician.
Consult with your physician if:
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- You have ever had a severe allergic reaction to any component of the vaccine or after a dose of Shingrix.
- You have a current illness with or without fever.
If you have any questions, please be sure to check with your physician or call the Shingles Vaccine Clinic Information Line at 863-680-7358.