DOH-Sarasota offers shingles vaccine for adults 50 years old and older. Caused by the same virus associated with chickenpox, shingles is more common and serious in older adults.
Health officials estimate that 1 out of 3 people in the U.S. will develop shingles during their lifetime.
For many, the blistering skin rash can lead to severe pain that lasts for months or even years. Other complications of shingles include eye problems and less often pneumonia, hearing problems, blindness and brain inflammation (encephalitis). In rare instances, shingles can also lead to death.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the vaccine for use in those 50 years of age and older. The vaccine, which is 60 percent effective in preventing shingles, has few if any side effects.
Cost & Medicare Part D information
We can bill for insurance and you may only be required to pay a co-pay. Be sure to bring your insurance card with you at the time of vaccination.
Vaccine Cost Information
We accept Medicare and most insurance plans if they cover vaccines.
Appointments and prices are available by calling the Immunization Program Office.