Shingles vaccination services that are easy and help keep you protected from painful symptoms
Shingles is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox (Varicella Zoster) and is often a result of this virus reactivating within the body. It can happen at any age, but is more common in the older generation. Symptoms are often painful and uncomfortable for the person affected. You can protect yourself by getting a shingles vaccination from Egerton Pharmacy in Islington. This is a private service, if you are over the age of 70 the NHS provide this as a free service please contact your local GP.
What are the symptoms of shingles and who can it affect?
Shingles is a painful condition that involves a painful, itchy rash on one side of the body. It affects the surface of the skin and can even spread to the eyes. Not everyone affected by shingles needs medication, but often the symptoms are reduced with the help of creams and ointments.
It begins with a burning sensation in the skin, followed by a rash of very painful fluid-filled blisters that can then burst and turn into sores before healing. Often an area on just one side of the body is affected, usually the chest but sometimes the head, face and eye.
About 1 in 4 people have Shingles at some time in their lives. It can occur at any age, but it is most common in older adults (over the age of 50 years). After the age of 50, it becomes increasingly more common as you get older. It is uncommon to have shingles more than once, but some people do have it more than once.
Suffering from shingles can prevent you from being in contact with loved ones, going on holiday and visiting friends, as it is a highly contagious virus and nerve damage can be one of the lasting effects of Shingles.
Help prevent the spread of shingles and the chance of catching and reactivating the virus by opting for a private shingles vaccination at Egerton Pharmacy.
Trust us for your private, hassle-free shingles vaccine
Shingles is a virus that can reactivate when you least expect it, causing painful and uncomfortable symptoms that include a rash which can be highly contagious. Here at Egerton Pharmacy we can vaccinate against the varicella zoster virus which causes shingles. Shingles is mostly found in older patients who have previously suffered with chickenpox at some point in their lives.
The shingles vaccination is a fantastic way of preventing shingles from occurring and our private vaccination service makes the process easy and hassle-free.
The shingles vaccination Shingrix is administered in two doses, an initial dose, followed by a second dose 2 months later only £225 per dose. If flexibility in the vaccination schedule is necessary, the second dose can be administered between 2 and 6 months after the first dose.
Shingrix is a non-live vaccine used in adults 50 years of age and older to protect against shingles (herpes zoster). It can also be used in adults 18 years of age and older who are at increased risk of herpes zoster. Contact Egerton Pharmacy in Islington to book your vaccination.