Jefferson Healthcare Pharmacy in Port Ludlow has Shingles Vaccines available to patients 50 and over. The Pharmacy in Port Ludlow, which opened this past summer, provides the community with convenient access to prescription drugs, over the counter drugs and now the Shingles Vaccine. Vaccines will be provided on a walk-in basis Monday through Friday, 9 am -5 pm. The Pharmacy at 9481 Oak Bay Road, occupies the old Port Ludlow Clinic and accepts all major insurance contracts as well as prescription transfers.
Shingles is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. Anyone who’s had chickenpox may develop shingles, which causes a stripe of blisters on the torso. Roughly one in three Americans will develop shingles their lifetime, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. An estimated 1 million people get shingles every year. About 1% to 4% of those who get shingles are hospitalized for complications. In the months after contracting shingles, patients are at a greater risk for heart attack and stroke.
Prescription and vaccine questions can be directed to the Pharmacy directly at 360.379.2254.