Bältros – Shingrix

VACCINATION

Shingles

Bältros (Shingrix)

When infected with chickenpox, the virus does not disappear from the body but remains, which can lead to the development of shingles. Those individuals who have previously suffered from chicken pox can suffer from shingles. Usually, it is the elderly who suffer from shingles, but it can also affect other age groups. The disease occurs in the form of blisters on the body, which feel very unpleasant but which pass. However, the blisters can lead to chronic pain and permanent problems in more severe cases.

Appointment booking and drop-in at all cliniques.

Shingrix: SEK 2245

Time required: 15 min

When is shingles vaccination needed?

Vaccination against shingles is recommended for all people over the age of 50. Vaccination reduces the risk of getting sick by 91%.

The vaccine, Shingrix, provides better protection than other shingles vaccines.

Does the shingles vaccine have any side effects?

Vaccination against shingles usually does not cause complications, and the majority have only mild side effects. The shingles vaccine may cause mild symptoms such as redness, swelling and itching around the injection site, which resolve within a few days. Serious side effects in sporadic cases are muscle pain, allergic shock or acute asthma.

Shingles - How to protect yourself

Shingles are a viral infection that affects the body's nervous system. The virus causes a painful rash that forms a belt-like pattern on the body, hence the name. Read more about how you can protect yourself against shingles. here.

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