Fort Memorial Hospital
611 Sherman Avenue East
Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
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Zoster

Zoster Vaccine

What is it?
A single dose to be vaccinated for shingles.

Why?
Shingles (Herpes Zoster) is caused by the varicella zoster virus, the same virus that causes chicken pox. After a person recovers from chickenpox, the virus stays in the body in a dormant state. Herpes zoster is not cause by the same virus that causes genital herpes.