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