Zoster (Shingles)

Shingles are caused by Varicella-zoster virus (Chickenpox); After the Chickenpox infection, the virus will stay and remain dormant in body nerve cells, and will become active again with old age, poor immune function or under stress, and thus lead to Shingles. The Zoster virus is transmittable, but comparatively less infectious than Chickenpox. 

Common Affected Body Part
.Back.Waist.Hands & Feet.Face.Eyes 

.A group of rash and blister appear on skin
.Continual Pain.If appear in eyes, may lead to swelling eyelid, or even vision loss
.Symptoms can last up to 30 days Long Term Effect
.Postherpetic neuralgia, a persistent and severe pain .May lead to scar

.People who have had Chickenpox 
.People at old age
.People with weaker immune functions, such as people with chronic disease, pregnant women,

.Zoster virus vaccination 
.Strengthen immune system


Protective Efficacy

Around 70%
*The earlier the injection, the stronger the protection effect
*A small number of people will still suffer from shingles after vaccination, but the vaccine can reduce the acute and chronic pain caused, and also shorten the onset time and reduce the risk of neuralgia

Vaccination Dose
Single shot
Suitable For
Aged above 50
Not Suitable For

.Pregnant women 
.Women who planned for pregnancy in the future three months 
.Currently have shingles or under related treatment

Common Side Effect

.Uncomfort on injection part

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