The New Shingles Vaccine

Herpes zoster, the virus that causes chickenpox in children (and occasionally in adults) when someone is first exposed to it, is also responsible for shingles if the virus reactivates later in life. Anyone who has had shingles can tell you that it is painful and miserable and can last up to 3 weeks. In addition, if the shingles breakout occurs near your eye, it can be very dangerous to your vision.The original shingles vaccine is called Zostavax by brand name.   Read More...