"So far, we don't know why there's more shingles. But, there is a vaccine that can prevent it," said Bromberg.
Shingles occurs most often in people older than 50. Early symptoms usually include mild to severe burning or shooting pain on one side of the body or face. Rashes or blisters emerge after that, and pain from shingles can continue for weeks, months or even years.
Learn more about the shingles vaccine from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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