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Shingles Routine Immunizations Fact Card


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Publish Date: August 2023

Type: Fact Sheet, FAQ, Infographics, Public Health Alerts

Topics: ACA, Health Care, Health Insurance, Open Enrollment

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Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV), the same virus that causes chickenpox. VZV stays inactive in the body after chickenpox recovery. This virus can reactivate later, causing shingles. According to a 2019 data report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only 23% of Asian Americans over the age of 50 had received a dose of the shingles vaccine

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