Shingles Vaccine

Our experts are here to assess and lower your risk of shingles.

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Shingles Vaccine

Our experts are here to assess and lower your risk of shingles.

Overview

Each year more than 200,000 Americans develop shingles. Shingles is a reactivation of the chickenpox virus in the body that causes a painful rash. In some cases, pain can persist for months or even years after the rash subsides. Anyone who has ever had the chickenpox is susceptible to developing shingles. There is no clear consensus on what reactivates the virus in some people but not others. However, individuals age 50 and older and those with weakened immune systems are most vulnerable.

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By The Numbers

People Patients

1 in 3

People will get shingles in their lifetime.1

Cases

1,000,000

Number of shingles cases in the US each year.2

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$1 Billion

Is spent annually on direct medical care costs.3

Benefits

  • Helps prevent post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN), a complication that causes persistent nerve pain and can be difficult to treat.
  • Substantially lower your risk of developing shingles.
  • Quick and easy. Stop by your local Kroger Pharmacy to get vaccinated and pick up your groceries all in one trip.

Get Started

The CDC recommends adults age 50 and older get the shingles vaccine. Schedule your appointment with your local Kroger Pharmacy today.

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References:
  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - https://www.cdc.gov/shingles/about/overview.html
  2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - https://www.cdc.gov/shingles/about/overview.html
  3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - https://www.drugtopics.com/shingles-vaccine/shingles-and-phn-numbers