The vaccine will be available in Walgreens stores nationwide.
Take Care Health Systems, one of the managers of convenient care clinics and a wholly owned subsidiary of Walgreens, is now administering the shingles vaccine at all 177 Take Care Health Clinics located at Walgreens drugstores in 19 markets throughout 14 states. Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is caused by the same virus as chickenpox. Once a person has chickenpox, the virus remains dormant in certain nerves of his or her system. If the virus becomes active again, usually later in life, it causes a painful rash.