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Shingles Vaccine Clinics Planned for Anne Arundel County

Anne Arundel County residents can receive a vaccine for shingles, a common but painful rash caused by the chickenpox virus.

Shingles is a common but painful rash caused by the chickenpox virus. Credit: ADAM
Shingles is a common but painful rash caused by the chickenpox virus. Credit: ADAM
From a news release:

The Anne Arundel County Department of Health is providing Shingles Vaccine Clinics for residents age 60 and older on Monday, July 7, in Annapolis and on Tuesday, July 8, in Glen Burnie.

A $10 fee will be charged and supplies are limited.

Shingles is a painful skin rash caused by a nerve and skin inflammation from the same virus that previously caused chickenpox. It is a common condition, affecting about one out of every three people in the U.S. at some point in life.

After an individual has chickenpox, this virus lives dormant in the nervous system, says the website onhealth.com. Under certain circumstances, such as emotional stress, immune deficiency (from AIDS or chemotherapy), or with cancer, the virus reactivates and causes shingles. 

The walk-in clinics will be:
  • Monday, July 7, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. at Parole Health Center, 1950 Drew St. in Annapolis
  • Tuesday, July 8, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. at Glen Burnie Health Center, 416 A Street, S.W. in Glen Burnie
For more information, call 410-222-4896. 

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