If you’ve had chickenpox, and chances are you did, as did 95% of the US population, then you will probably develop Shingles at a certain point in your lifetime. But, what if there is a solution that guarantees 90% protection against Shingles, wouldn’t it be wise to get that protection, or to just leave yourself unprotected? The reason why we ask is that solution is available now! In fact, it is in such huge demand nationwide that pharmacies have 3-4 month wait times to get it! The solution is: Shingrix — the first FDA-approved vaccination for Shingles in the last 10 years! And, here’s why you need to book your Shingrix appointment as soon as possible: Your immune system declines as you age, and that puts you at an increased risk for shingles. Although, Shingles does not favor an age over the other to attack, but you are especially at an increased risk if you are 50 years of age or above. Shingrix works to boost your body’s protection against shingles, making the possibility of you getting a Shingles attack, slim to none.
You might be wondering to yourself how likely you are to develop Shingles? Well, the truth is there is no telling. But Shingles is a very painful and debilitating disease, and quite honestly, not worth the risk, or even the thought of dealing with such level of annoying to excruciating pain. Especially, that it usually attacks the side of the stomach area, and the face! And, in most cases it lasts between 3 to 5 weeks. We would not think that anyone would be okay with dealing with such inconvenience and pain! So, the case for Shringrix really states itself. Prevention is better than cure!
Shingrix is administered in two doses, usually two to six months apart. Receiving the second shot is as important as receiving the first; the vaccination effectiveness depends on taking both doses. You can schedule your shot appointment here. It is, always, a good idea to discuss your health history and allergy restrictions with your pharmacist prior to making any health changes, such as starting a new medication, going on a new diet, and just as well, considering a vaccine. However, we can tell you that the side effects for Shingrix are minimal and expected, so there are no surprises. Usually pain, redness, and swelling at the injection site, muscle pain, tiredness, headache, shivering, fever, and upset stomach are all common side effects. In some cases, Shingrix vaccine takers experience little to none of these side effects, at all. We, absolutely, think that dealing with a temporary expected discomfort, is much better than dealing with an unexpected painful debilitating attack.
As stated above, if you have had chickenpox, then the Shingrix virus is dormant in your body. So, getting protected is absolutely worth a shot — or, in this case, two shots! Scheduling your appointment is as easy as click or a tap on your screen, and you are set! If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to us. Call us at: 262-429-9429. Or, simply stop in!