Shingles is caused by the varicella zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox. The virus stays in your body and can later resurface as shingles – a painful blistering rash. Shingles is a painful, blistering rash that may result in scarring. The blisters can persist for several weeks in one part of the body. In some cases, the nerve pain from shingles can last for months or even years after the rash heals. It can cause long lasting nerve pain and other serious complications.
A vaccine, like any medicine, could possibly cause serious problems, such as severe allergic reactions. However, the risk of a vaccine causing serious harm, or death, is extremely small.
No serious problems have been identified with shingles vaccine.
Like all vaccines, shingles vaccine is being closely monitored for unusual or severe problems. For further queries, please contact us.