Shingles Vaccination

Your pharmacist owner affiliated to the Brunet network is happy to provide you with health services tailored to your needs.

Once infected with chickenpox in their lifetime, a person is at risk of reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus causing shingles. This contagious disease causes the emergence of a rash blisters on the skin. The virus reaches a nerve, so severe pain usually follows it and may persist even after the disease has healed. 

The shingles vaccine is the best method to prevent reactivation of this virus. It is recommended by the Quebec Immunization Protocol for people aged 50 and over. You can ask for vaccination with the pharmacy nurse who can prescribe and administer it.