Last Updated: 11/18/2022
Shingles (Herpes Zoster)
Shingles is a painful infection caused by the varicella zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox. Shingles vaccination is recommended for individuals 50 years of age and older.
- Shingles Basics
General information about shingles, including symptoms, complications, treatment, and vaccination.
- Shingles Information for Health Professionals
Information on shingles for health professionals, including clinical features and epidemiology, how to report cases, vaccine information, and official recommendations.
- Varicella Information for Schools and Child Care
Information on varicella (chickenpox) and Zoster (shingles) reporting and disease for school health personnel and child care providers.
- Varicella (Chickenpox) and Zoster (Shingles) Statistics
Incidence of shingles (and chickenpox) disease in Minnesota children under 18 years of age, and of complicated zoster disease in all ages.