This page lists feature stories (articles of interest to health consumers searching the internet), podcasts, and electronic cards related to shingles (herpes zoster).
This fact sheet describes who should get the new shingles vaccine as well as the benefits and side effects.
This fact sheet describes vaccine storage and administration as well as patient counselling for the new vaccine.
Almost one out of three people in the United States will develop shingles during their lifetime. If you are age 60 years or older, get vaccinated to reduce your risk of developing the often painful disease.
Download CDC’s mobile app (available for iOS and Android). Find Shingles and take the quiz to test your knowledge about the disease.
View this video (3:58 minutes)Dr. Kathleen Dooling discusses storage, administration, and patient counseling for the new shingles vaccine
Date Released: 4/30/18
View this video (4:06 minutes)Dr. Craig Hales discusses why the increases in shingles rates among adults are unlikely to be related to childhood chickenpox vaccination.
Date Released: 4/14/2014 (Discusses Zostavax)
View this video (4:35 minutes)Learn about how effective the herpes zoster vaccine is and what the current recommendations are for vaccinating patients.
Date Released: 11/21/2011 (About Zostavax)
Listen To This Podcast (1:42 minutes)
This podcast answers a listener’s question about the vaccine for shingles.
Date Released: 7/13/2009
Listen To This Podcast (7:05 minutes)
This podcast discusses older adults and shingles, as well as the importance of getting the shingles vaccine.
Date Released: 9/24/2008
What can be done about shingles? and other videos from the National Institute of Health (Senior Health)
- Page last reviewed: October 17, 2017
- Page last updated: May 11, 2018
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