Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Shingle Vaccination

As the description on the skin diseases that shingle is skin diseases that causes by certain kind of virus. Shingle also mention as herpes zoster that similar with chicken pox. Once people has ever got of chicken pox they will not got shingle for their life. So from this phenomena that shingle disease can be prevented by vaccination.

Shingles vaccine is licensed for use in people 60 years old and older to prevent from shingles. Older person, more severe effects of shingles typically are, so all adult people over 60 years old should get shingles vaccine.

Shingles vaccine is specifically designed to protect people against shingles and will but not protect people from other kind of herpes, such as genital herpes. Shingles vaccine is not recommended to treat active shingles or post  herpetic neuralgia (pain after the rash is gone) once it develops. After practice in clinical that involve of thousand of adult 60 years old and over, reduced the risk of shingles by about half and the risk of post herpetic neuralgia by 67%. While the vaccine was most effective in people 60 - 69 years old it also provided some protection for older groups.

From experience, shingle vaccine is effective for at least six years, but may last more longer. Anyone 60 years of age or older should get the shingle vaccine, regardless of whether they recall having had chickenpox or not. From the study shows that more than 99% of American ages 40 and older have had chickenpox, even if they don't remember getting the disease. The risk of getting shingle begins to rise around age of 50, single vaccine is only recommended for person age 60 and older because of the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine were only studied in the age group.

If you had shingle, you can still receive the shingle vaccine to help prevent future occurring of the disease. There is no specific time that you must wait after having shingles before receiving the shingles vaccine. Generally, a person should make sure that the shingles rash has disappeared before getting vaccinated.

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