What the shingles vaccine is for?
Shingles is a common condition that causes a painful rash. It can sometimes lead to serious problems such as long-lasting pain, hearing loss or blindness. You're more likely to get shingles, and it's more likely to cause serious problems, as you get older or if you have a severely weakened immune system.
The shingles vaccine helps reduce your chances of getting shingles and reduces your chances of getting serious problems if you do get shingles.
Who should have the shingles vaccine?
The shingles vaccine is recommended for some older adults and people with a severely weakened immune system.