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Get Your Shingles Vaccine at Brintnell Pharmacy, Edmonton, Alberta
Shingles (or herpes zoster) is a viral infection resulting in a painful skin rash. The virus lies dormant in your body after you have recovered from chickenpox, re-emerging later when the immune system is compromised. It produces a distinctive, intensely painful rash on the body.
Effective Protection With a Shingles Vaccine in Alberta
The good news is that a shingles vaccine available in Alberta effectively prevents this virus from causing you significant discomfort.
Who Should Get the Shingles Vaccine in Alberta?
The Shingrix vaccine, available at Brintnell Pharmacy, is advised for adults aged 50 and older. This includes individuals who have previously had shingles or received the Zostavax vaccine.
When to Get Vaccinated?
The ideal time to receive the vaccine is at age 50. The vaccine is administered in two doses. The second is given 2 to 6 months after the first. Even if you have had shingles before, vaccination is still recommended to prevent future occurrences.
Why Get the Shingles Vaccine in Alberta?
The shingles vaccine is highly effective, providing over 90% protection against shingles and its associated complications. It significantly reduces the risk of developing shingles, lessens the severity of symptoms if an infection does occur, and minimizes the likelihood of postherpetic neuralgia (a persistent and frequently debilitating pain often associated with shingles).
Choose Brintnell Pharmacy for Your Shingles Vaccine in Alberta
At Brintnell Pharmacy & Travel Clinic, we follow national guidelines and standards to ensure the highest quality of care for our community. Our friendly staff are knowledgeable and ready to answer any questions you may have about the shingles vaccine. Our experienced clinic staff will make the vaccination proceed smoothly in our comfortable consulting room. Let us help you to prioritize your health.
Trust Brintnell Pharmacy for all your shingles vaccination needs in Alberta. Your health is our priority. Contact us today to make an appointment for your vaccination or to learn more about our services.