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Morning Rounds: New Shingles Vaccine

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MISSOULA - We answer your medical questions every Wednesday on Montana This Morning during our Morning Rounds segment.

If you have a question that you'd like us to answer, just send us an email at morningrounds@kpax.com.

Dr. Kasey Harbine has information about the new shingles vaccine and what you need to know about the illness during the Feb. 14 edition of Morning Rounds.


The US Centers for Disease offers more information about shingles on their website including the following:

Shingles is a painful rash that usually develops on one side of the body, often the face or torso. The rash consists of blisters that typically scab over in 7 to 10 days and clears up within 2 to 4 weeks. Some people describe the pain as an intense burning sensation. For some people, the pain can last for months or even years after the rash goes away. This long-lasting pain is called postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), and it is the most common complication of shingles. Your risk of getting shingles and PHN increases as you get older.

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