Adults over age 60 are more likely to get shingles, which is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. It’s painful and can cause posthearpetic neuralgia, a complication of shingles. The good news is you can protect yourself from shingles by simply getting a shingles vaccine from your doctor or at your pharmacy. Don’t think you might be the one to avoid it—almost one out of three people get it in their lifetime, meaning nearly 1 million Americans a year get it, with half these cases being people over age 60
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