If you have ever known anyone to have shingles, you know how painful the rash can be. Don’t suffer through; get the vaccination.
And now, Palm Harbor Pharmacy is offering the Shingles shot to all our customers.
We want this year to be healthy and happy for you and your family. And if you ever had the Chicken Pox virus, you are susceptible to Shingles. One way to help keep our valued patients healthy is by providing the vaccines that are so desperately needed to all our Palm Harbor neighbors.
Do your part in helping free up the health care system year with a Shingles shot at Palm Harbor Pharmacy.
What is Shingles?
Shingles is a painful blistering rash caused by a varicella-zoster virus viral infection. This is the same virus that causes chickenpox in children and adults. Once you have had chickenpox, the varicella-zoster virus lies inactive in your nerve tissue near the spinal cord and brain area.
Then, years later, the virus can materialize and reactivate, this time as shingles, not chickenpox. And while Shingles may not kill you, it is an absolutely miserable rash that no one wants to experience.
That said, your risk of developing shingles is 1 in 3. And the best defense against Shingles is vaccination.
About the Shingles Shot
Shingles shots are more critical than ever this year. The Center for Disease Control recommends Shingles shots to reduce your risk of serious illness, including hospitalization.
The Shingles Shot, SHINGRIX, is an FDA-approved vaccine for preventing shingles in adults 50 and older. It is a two-dose series that requires the second dose 2 to 6 months after the first dose.
The Shingles shot is proven to be up to 90% effective in preventing Shingles. That is good news.
Booking Your Shingles Shot Appointment
Palm Harbor Pharmacy makes it easy for patients to book an appointment. It takes up to three weeks for your body to build immunity after getting the shot. Therefore, our pharmacists recommend scheduling your shot as soon as your doctor recommends or when you reach age 50.
Contact the friendly pharmacy team at Palm Harbor Pharmacy or simply click here for convenient scheduling.
Common Side Effects of the Shingles Shot
Once you have received the Shingles shot, patients can experience mild side effects. These are the body’s normal reactions to building your protection against Shingles. Most of these side effects will subside in a day or two.
- Redness at the injection site
- Muscle pain
- Mild fever
These side effects are rare, in any case. Should you experience any side effects, talk to a Palm Harbor Pharmacist or your doctor about over-the-counter medications for pain and discomfort.
Palm Harbor Pharmacy: Promoting Health and Wellness with the Shingles Shot
At Palm Harbor Pharmacy, we are proud to be enhancing our health and wellness efforts by offering Shingles shots to those eligible.
Palm Harbor Pharmacy wishes you and your family health and wellness.
* State, age, and health-related restrictions may apply.