If you’ve had chickenpox, you’re at risk for getting shingles, a very painful and potentially debilitating disease. Nearly one in three Americans will get shingles, and older adults are more at risk. But adults age 50 and older can get protection from shingles simply by getting the shingles vaccine. Watch this familydoctor.org public service announcement to learn more.
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