(zoster, vaccine live, attenuated [Oka/Merck], refrigerator-stable)
Shingles has been described as excruciating, intense, potentially debilitating, with nerve pain that can last for months or even years.
The only shingles vaccine that’s given as a single shot.
Learn more about insurance coverage for single‑shot ZOSTAVAX® II
See our resources section for more information on shingles, its causes, who is at risk and vaccination.
If you’re 65-70 years old and live in Ontario, you can get vaccinated with ZOSTAVAX® II for free. This program is only available for ZOSTAVAX® II, so make sure to ask your doctor for ZOSTAVAX® II by name.
Coverage can vary based on the plan you or your employer chose. Talk to your insurance provider for more information.
Prepare for your next appointment with some questions to ask your doctor about shingles vaccination.
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