Sandwich Generation: A new vaccine for shingles

Shingles, which is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox, will affect nearly 1 in 3 people in their lifetime.

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - If you’ve ever had or known someone who’s had shingles, you know it’s nothing you or they ever want to experience again.

Unfortunately the painful rash, which is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox, will affect nearly 1 in 3 people in their lifetime.

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The good news, is that a new vaccine promises greater protection.

Dr. Frank Rhame, an infectious disease specialist with Allina Health, appeared on KARE-TV to discuss what makes this vaccine different, who should get it, and who’s most at risk for developing shingles. For more information about treating shingles, check out the Allina website.