National Geographic : 2010 Feb
IF YOU VE EVER HAD CHICKENPOX, YOU COULD GET SHINGLES NOW. The chickenpox virus is still in your body. It can resurface as Shingles, a painful, blistering rash. And your chances of developing Shingles increase substantially after age 60. ZOSTAVAX is a vaccine that can help prevent Shingles. Once you reach age 60, the sooner you get vaccinated, the better your chances of protecting yourself. ZOSTAVAX cannot be used to treat Shingles, or the nerve pain that may follow Shingles, once you have it. ZOSTAVAX is used to prevent Shingles in adults 60 years of age or older. ZOSTAVAX is given as a single shot. Talk to your health care professional to see if ZOSTAVAX is right for you. For more information, visit www.zostavax.com or call 1-877-9 SHINGLES. Please see Important Safety Information on the right-hand page. Having trouble paying for your Merck medicine? Merck may be able to help. Visit www.merck.com/merckhelps.