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Protecting Your Health: Shingles Vaccine Clinics in Hopewell Township

BySamantha Nguyen

Mar 27, 2024
Exciting Update: Wegmans and the Health Department Partner for 2 Events

In an effort to promote public health and wellness, the Hopewell Township Health Department has partnered with Wegmans to organize two Shingles vaccine clinics at Pennington Borough Municipal Hall. These clinics will take place on April 17 and June 19, 2024. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that adults who are 50 years and older receive two doses of the shingles vaccine to prevent shingles and its complications. Additionally, adults who are 19 years and older and have weakened immune systems due to disease or therapy should also get two doses of the vaccine due to their higher risk of contracting shingles.

Residents of the area are encouraged to sign up for one or both vaccines at the upcoming clinics. It is important to note that if you only receive one vaccine at the clinics, you will need to visit Wegmans or another pharmacy in the area to obtain your second shot. For more information on the shingles vaccine and its benefits, please visit the CDC website at cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd/shingles/.

According to the CDC, shingles is a painful rash caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. It typically affects people over the age of 50, but it can also occur in younger adults with weakened immune systems. The shingles vaccine is highly effective in preventing shingles and its complications, which can include bacterial infections, pneumonia, and long-term nerve pain known as postherpetic neuralgia (PHN).

The upcoming Shingles vaccine clinics offer a convenient way for residents of Hopewell Township and surrounding areas to protect themselves against this common illness. By receiving two doses of the vaccine, individuals can significantly reduce their risk of developing shingles and experiencing its potentially debilitating complications. It is important for everyone who qualifies to take advantage of this opportunity to promote their health and well-being.

By Samantha Nguyen

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