Family Physicians: Shingles Vaccine for Adults 50+, Don’t Delay

Family Physicians: Shingles Vaccine for Adults 50+, Don’t Delay

Shingles Patient Education Resources from familydoctor.org
Shingles(familydoctor.org)
Chickenpox(familydoctor.org)
Chickenpox Vaccine(familydoctor.org)

Shingles Resources from the CDC and the US National Library of Medicine
Shingles (Herpes Zoster)(www.cdc.gov)
Disease of the Week: Shingles(www.cdc.gov)
Shingles(medlineplus.gov)

More AAFP Resources
AAFP Policy: Immunizations
AAFP News: CDC, AAFP Release 2018 Immunization Schedules
AAFP News: ACIP Recommends New Herpes Zoster Subunit Vaccine
AAFP News: Herpes Zoster and Postherpetic Neuralgia: Prevention and Management

Video
If you’ve had chickenpox, you’re at risk for getting shingles, a very painful and potentially debilitating disease. Nearly one in three Americans will get shingles, and older adults are more at risk. But adults age 50 and older can get protection from shingles simply by getting the shingles vaccine. Watch this familydoctor.org public service announcement to learn more.