VIDEO - Vaccinate Your Parents

Talk to your doctor about ZOSTAVAX® II, the only one-shot vaccine for the prevention of shingles.

What is shingles?

Shingles is a painful, blistering rash that can last several weeks. It can occur as blisters on one side of your torso or even as a rash around your eye, neck or face. In addition to the rash-associated pain, it can cause nerve pain that can be severe and last for months or years.

Are you at risk?

Yes, especially if you’re over 50. If you’ve had chickenpox, you are at risk for shingles. It’s estimated that nearly 1 in 3 Canadians will get shingles in their lifetime and the risk increases after 50.

What causes shingles?

The same virus that causes chickenpox, causes shingles. The virus can stay in your body’s nerve cells for many years without any problems. But sometimes, for unknown reasons, it can become active again and cause shingles without warning.

What can you do to prevent shingles?

Talk to your healthcare professional about ZOSTAVAX® II, the one-shot shingles vaccine.