About one million new cases of shingles develop each year in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That means about one in three Americans will develop the virus in his or her lifetime.
The often painful rash usually lasts a few weeks and can even last up to months or years in some cases. But thanks to medical advances, the Shingrix vaccine approved by the FDA in 2017 is extremely effective in preventing the virus.
Read the full VFW Magazine article: Get Vaccinated to Prevent Shingles.