Cloverdale Pharmasave Health Centre
5778 176A Street
Surrey, British Columbia
V3S 4H3
P: 604-576-2888
F: 604-576-2882
Store Hours:

Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sundays: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Statutory Holidays: CLOSED


Benefits of Shingles Vaccination

July 25, 2023

Shingles Vaccination

Q: I’ve heard getting the shingles vaccine can help prevent actually getting shingles, but are there other benefits?

A: Getting the Shingrix® vaccine can reduce the risk of actually developing shingles by over 90%. Even if someone gets shingles after being immunized, the vaccine can reduce the level of pain and the risk of developing post-shingles pain. Multiple epidemiological studies have also shown a link between shingles infection and cardiovascular complications such as stroke or heart attack. The risk of stroke is increased after a shingles infection, especially if there is ocular involvement and this risk has been shown to be decreased by getting the shingles vaccine. It is worth having an in-depth discussion with your healthcare provider to see if the shingles vaccine is right for you.

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