Shingles vaccine is
available at the Logan County Department of Public
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[August 23, 2017]
- In the U.S., one out of every three people will develop
shingles during their lifetime. While anyone who's had chickenpox can
get shingles, it most commonly occurs in people over age 60, along with
people who have weakened immune systems.
Zostavax is given as a single shot and works by
helping your immune system keep the shingles virus in check. The
sooner you get vaccinated, the sooner you will improve your chances
of protecting yourself from shingles.
Zostavax is available at the Logan County Department of Public
Health (LCDPH). Zostavax is not a treatment for shingles and its
accompanying symptoms such as nerve pain; however, it is a vaccine
to help reduce your risk of getting shingles in the future. The
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that
adults 60 or older get vaccinated to help prevent shingles.
Medicare Part D prescription drug plan will pay for
the cost and health care provider administration of the vaccine. You
are only responsible for paying the plan's approved co-pay at the
time of service. Just to be safe, you can call ahead of time and ask
what your co-pay is.
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The LCDPH is open Monday-Thursday from 7:30-4:00 and Friday from
7:30-11:30. Please call with any questions at 217-735-2317. For more information
regarding health department services, log onto the LCDPH website at
[Don Cavi, MS, LEHP
Public Health Administrator
Logan County Department of Public Health]