Shingrix – A new and Better Shingles Vaccine

An article in the New York Times describes a new and more effective vaccine against Shingles, which you should consider getting. 


Shingles can be a very painful and debilitating disease which most of us are at risk to get.  The FDA has approved this new vaccine; Shingrix and it should be generally available within the next month. 


There does seem to be an “ouch” factor involved in receiving the vaccine and it does require two separate injections, but getting Shingles is much worse.


We urge that you speak with your doctor and ask if you should be getting this vaccine.  Having Shingles is no fun.


Joel T. Nowak, MA, MSW wrote this Post.  Joel is the CEO/Executive Director of Cancer ABCs.  He is a Cancer Thriver diagnosed with five primary cancers - Thyroid, Metastatic Prostate, Renal, Melanoma, and the rare cancer Appendiceal cancer.