SHINGLES and you

Shingles (Herpes Zoster) is caused by the same virus which causes chickenpox. Most adults had chickenpox as children and their immune system has kept the virus dormant. However, as we age our immune system is not able to fight the virus as well, which can lead to the activation of the virus and shingles. 

“I had chicken pox as a kid, I can’t get shingles… right?!”

Risks for shingles

Being 50 years of age and older

Having certain diseases

Undergoing certain treatment

Taking certain medications

The Vaccine

Shingrix is a vaccine which helps prevent shingles. The Shingrix vaccine has shown over 90% effectiveness in preventing shingles in those individuals who are 50 years of age and older. Shingrix helps boost the body’s immune system so it can protect itself from the shingles virus.

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Reduce your risk of getting shingles…

Our Team

The pharmacy team at Wilson Pharmacy is very well versed in shingles. Your pharmacist at Wilson Pharmacy will provide you with a full counselling session when you inquire about Shingrix. The pharmacists at Wilson Pharmacy are injection certified and will provide you will the vaccination at your request. The pharmacy team will work with you to schedule the most convenient time for your second Shingrix dose.

This page is intended for educational purposes only and is not meant to replace advice from your medical professional(s) . Please seek further medical advice from your medical professional or our pharmacist. *25% of all adults are at risk of getting shingles. **Effective for the age of 50 and over. All trademarks, service marks, trade names, trade dress, product names and logos appearing on this page are the property of their respective owners, including Shingrix.