SHINGLES

Shingles (Herpes Zoster) is a painful blistering rash caused by the reactivation of the chicken pox virus (Varicella).

If you think that you have shingles, it is important to see a doctor as soon as possible, to start early treatment

For more information, on shingles, visit :

www.dermnetnz.org/viral/herpes-zoster or www.health.govt.nz/your-health/conditions-and-treatments/diseases-and-illnesses/shingles

There is now a Shingles vaccine available in New Zealand. It can be used to prevent Shingles in adults aged 50 years and over.

It is free to those aged between 65 and 79 years . Please contact our nurses for advice .

For more information, about shingles immunisation, visit

 

www.immune.org.nz/vaccines/zostavax

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