Shingles is a painful rash illness, which sometimes leads to long-term nerve pain. As you get older, your risk of shingles increases. The Center For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that all healthy adults 50 years and older get two doses of the shingles vaccine, Shingrix, 2 to 6 months apart.
About 1 out of every 3 people in the United States will develop shingles during their lifetime. 1 in 10 people who get shingles will develop nerve pain that lasts for months or years after the rash goes away. A person can contract Shingles more than once, get vaccinated even if you’ve already had the disease.