Shingles Vaccine Now Available
Shingles is a painful disease caused by the same virus that causes chicken pox. In the US, 98% of adults are at risk for developing Shingles. As the rash from shingles heals, a long-lasting pain may develop. Other serious problems caused by shingles include skin infection, muscle weakness, scarring, and decrease or loss of vision or hearing.
There is a vaccine to help prevent shingles. It is for people 60 and older, even if you have already had shingles.
- The shot is covered under all Medicare Part D plans and some other private insurance. Check with your plan, or your pharmacist if you have Medicare D.
- You may qualify for free shingles vaccine through Merck's Patient Assistance program. See qualifications above. Adults with Medicare part B only may qualify.
- Call (608) 266-4821 to schedule an appointment.