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UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 28, 2016

Limited Shingles Vaccinations Available on STT
December 2nd - 60 years and older

If you are 60 years or older, and you’ve had the chicken pox in the past, you are at risk of contracting Shingles. The Department of Health’s Immunization program has your solution! On Friday, December 2nd the St. Thomas Immunization Clinic is providing a limited amount of vaccines in order to prevent you from getting Shingles. Call 340-774-7477 to make your appointment and/or to get more information.

Shingles is an extremely painful skin rash, and possibly skin blisters that usually appears on one side of the face or body and lasts from two (2) to four (4) weeks. The most common symptom is pain which can be quite severe. Other symptoms can include fever, headache, chills and upset stomach. Although very rare, a shingles infection can also lead to pneumonia, hearing problems, blindness, brain inflammation or even death. Don’t delay get your Shingles vaccination on Friday, December 2nd at the St. Thomas Immunization Clinic.

Call 340-774-7477 ext 2120, 2150 or 2152.

Be Wise and Immunize! The USVI Department of Health cares about you!

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