Shingles (Zostavax) vaccine available in Geneseo


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Posted Online: Dec. 11, 2008, 3:17 pm
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Partnering with Passport Health

Shingles (Zostavax) vaccine available In Geneseo

"What You Need to Know About Shingles"

What is shingles?

Shingles is a painful skin rash, often with blisters. A shingles rash usually appears on one side of the face or body and last 2 to 4 weeks. Its main symptom is pain, which can be quite severe. Other SYMPTONS of shingles can include fever, headache, chills and upset stomach. Very rarely, a shingles infection can lead to pneumonia, hearing problems, blindness, brain inflammation (encephalitis) or death.

Shingles vaccine:

A vaccine for shingles was licensed in 2006. A single dose of shingles vaccine is indicated for adults 60 years of age and older.

Some people should not get shingles vaccine or should wait if –

You have had a life-threatening allergic reaction to gelatin, an antibiotic neomycin, or any other component of shingles vaccine.

A weakened immune system for various reasons.

We will be providing an immunization clinic at Grace United Methodist Church on

Sunday – February 8th – 7:30am – 10:30a.m.

Cost will be $200.00 for one shot.

Passport Health will be administering immunization.

Passport Health takes credit card or cash – no checks.

Medicare will cover if the person has the prescription plan. All others are encouraged to contact their insurance company to determine coverage. Discuss this immunization with your physician.

If you decide to have the immunization, call no later than February 1, 2008 and make your reservation to:

Julie: 309-441-5442
















 



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