Shingles

Shingles is a common disease — almost 1 in 3 people will get shingles in their lifetime. Shingles is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. After you have chickenpox, the chickenpox virus stays dormant (asleep) in your body. The virus can activate (wake up) years later and cause shingles. The good news is that the shingles vaccine, called Shingrix®, is more than 90% effective at preventing shingles.

Shingrix® is for people 50 years and older. You will need to get 2 doses, the second dose 2 to 6 months after the first dose.

More information about Shingrix® can be found HERE

 

alertA Note from Northwest Pharmacy

Prior to vaccines being administered, we require you to complete our Vaccination Consent Form. You can fill this form out at the pharmacy or, to save time, you can print the form, fill it out at home and bring it in with you.

If you choose to download and sign our Vaccination Consent Form – you agree to review the current Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) for the intended vaccine and understand the benefits/risk of intended vaccine before signing. Our pharmacists will gladly answer any questions you have when you come in for your vaccination.

View Current VISs for vaccines offered by Northwest Pharmacy HERE

Get our Vaccination Consent Form HERE  (You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this form. The program is free and can be downloaded at http://www.adobe.com)

 

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