Public health offering shingles vaccine

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FORD COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — The area’s public health department got its hands on a limited vaccine.

Shingrix is for people 55-years and older to prevent shingles and other viruses.

Shingrix is given in two doses over the court of two-to-six months. Public health officials say it’s especially important to get the vaccine if you’ve ever had chicken pox.

Ford County Public Health is charging $160 per dose, but it will work with you to determine if your insurance covers the cost. 

Ford County Public Health Department
(217) 379 – 9281

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