Herpes Zoster Vaccine

Herpes Zoster Vaccine

“Herpes zoster”, commonly known as “shingles” (Chinese medicine called it “dragon wrapped around the waist”) is an acute inflammatory skin disease that produce a rash with blisters caused by chickenpox virus (varicella zoster).

Those who suffered from chickenpox have the chance to get “shingles”. As varicella zoster virus remains dormant in the sensory ganglia of the spinal cord, it can reactivate and cause “shingles” during circumstances such as weakened immunity, fatigue, prolonged stress, diabetes or cancer, recovery from severe illness, increasing age.

Our centre adopts the U.S. MSD Zostavax vaccine, it is the only approved vaccine for herpes zoster. With one-time dose it can have long-lasting protection. U.S.-Canadian report shows that the vaccine can reduce the risk of shingles by 51.3%, and significantly reduce the postherpetic neuralgia (PNG) symptoms.

Price: $1,600

The price may change from time to time, please call 2376 7228 or browse the web page of Combined Medical Health Clinic www.combinedmedical.hk or click here for details.