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Tioga Count Department of Health offers shingles vaccine

posted Jul 6, 2015, 8:18 AM by Josie Maroney

Are you 50-59? 

If so you are eligible for a FREE vaccine that will help prevent against Zoster (Shingles).

If you are 60+

you may still be eligible, depending on your insurance coverage

(call us to determine)

Shingles is a painful skin rash. It is caused by the varicella zoster virus. Shingles usually appears in a band, a strip, or a small area on one side of the face or body. It is also called herpes zoster. Shingles is most common in older adults and people who have weak immune systems because of stress, injury, certain medicines, or other reasons. Most people who get shingles will get better and will not get it again, but it is possible to get shingles more than once.

Call the Tioga County Department of Health

at 687-8600, option #3

to schedule an appointment.