It is estimated that nearly 1 in 3 people will experience shingles in their lifetime.

If you’ve had chickenpox you’re at risk, and if you’re over 50 you’re at increased risk.

The same virus that causes chickenpox can also cause shingles.

The virus stays in your body and can later become active again as shingles. As you get older, your chance of developing shingles goes up.

  • Chickenpox

    Every adult who had chickenpox is at risk of developing shingles

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    It is estimated that nearly 1 in 3 people will have shingles in their lifetime.

  • 12

    For those who reach age 85, 1 in 2 will have had shingles.