What you need to know about Shingles and how to protect yourself and others!

What you need to know about Shingles and how to protect yourself and others!

 

Did you know that if you have had chickenpox you can still get Shingles? Do you know the signs and symptoms of Shingles? Did you know you can protect yourself and others from getting Shingles?

Shingles is a virus and anyone who’s had chickenpox or received the chickenpox vaccine can get shingles. A weakened immune system is the main factor associated with getting shingles. Stress, autoimmune disease, smoking, alcohol, age, and poor nutrition are some factors that can lead to a weakened immune system. You’re most likely to get shingles if you’re 50 or older. Take a few minutes to explore the attached document. You will learn important information that will help you recognize your risk for getting Shingles and what you can do to prevent having an outbreak. Knowledge is one of the greatest tools for prevention. Feel free to email krunge@sttimothylutheran.com with any questions.

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