Our Mission: Northeast Tri County Health District works with other entities to assess, protect, preserve and promote the health of the tri-county area and establishes local policy relating to populations based services in Ferry, Pend Oreille and Stevens Counties.
Two shingles vaccines are licensed in the United States, and recommended to prevent shingles. Zoster vaccine live (ZVL, Zostavax) has been in use since 2006. Recombinant zoster vaccine (RZV, Shingrix), has been in use since 2017, and is recommended as the preferred shingles vaccine.
What causes shingles?
Shingles is caused by varicella zoster virus (VZV), the same virus that causes chickenpox. After a person recovers from chickenpox, the virus stays dormant (inactive) in the body. This virus can reactivate years later, causing shingles.
Uninsured or Underinsured?
Uninsured: Anyone 50 years and older that do not have insurance.
Underinsured: Anyone 50 years and older who has health insurance, but the coverage does not include vaccines or a person whose insurance covers only selected vaccines. - CDC
Call for an appointment, while supplies last, at Northeast Tri County Health District, 509-684-2262.
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