Best Shingles (Herpes Zoster) Vaccination at Home in Gurgaon

Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is a viral infection that causes a painful rash. It is caused by the varicella-zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox. After a person recovers from chickenpox, the virus can remain dormant in the nerve tissues and reactivate years later as shingles. Shingles is more common in older adults and individuals with weakened immune systems. Approximately one out of every three individuals will develop shingles at some point in their life after the age of 50. Vaccine Buddy currently offers excellent shingles vaccination services at home in Gurgaon, available right at your doorstep.

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What is Shingles (Herpes Zoster)?

Shingles also known as Herpes Zoster is a viral infection. Shingles is caused by the chickenpox virus (varicella-zoster virus). Shingles is a painful rash that develops on one side of the face or body. Shingles infection on the face may also infect eyes, in serious cases causing blindness.

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Two doses of Shingles vaccination at a gap of 2-6 months are recommended for all seniors (50 years & above) to protect them from Shingles or Herpes Zoster. Consult your doctor or Vaccine buddy to get more information on dosage and scheduling of the vaccination. Currently the vaccine is not indicated for individuals below 50 years of age in India but your doctor can assess and prescribe it based on your medical condition and risk-benefit assessment. Dr A K Dutta is best shingles vaccination doctor in Gurgaon.

Missed Shingles (Herpes Zoster) Vaccination?

It’s never too late to get vaccinated.

There is no upper age-limit to get the shingles vaccination. If you have missed taking the shingles vaccination earlier, now is the time to get vaccinated. Book a consultation with your doctor or Vaccine buddy today to learn more about vaccination and protect yourself against shingles.

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Vaccination at home offers a convenient, accessible and safe way to protect you and your family from shingles infection. It allows individuals to receive the vaccine in a familiar environment, reducing potential anxiety or discomfort associated with visiting a clinic. Home vaccination not only saves time and effort, it also minimizes exposure to potential infections in crowded healthcare settings. Vaccine buddy can help you with availability and scheduling of shingles vaccine at home in Gurgaon.

Causes of Shingles (Herpes Zoster)

People who have had chickenpox are most susceptible to Shingles infection. Below are the most susceptible people for shingles:

  • People above age of 50
  • People under stress
  • People with weakened immunity (ex, HIV patients, cancer patients receiving chemotherapy, organ transplant, etc)

Shingles is most common among people above 50 years old. According to a study 90% of adults over 50 already carry the virus that causes Shingles. And 1 in 3 people develop Shingles in their lifetime. As the immune system is weaker in elderly, shingles in the elderly is the most common.

The Varicella zoster virus usually gets reactivated under the condition of stress. There is no scientific reason available for the outbreak, typically stress is the major catalyst for the reactivation of Varicella Zoster.


Symptoms/Early Symptoms

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Chills
  • Fatigue
  • Light sensitivity
  • Stomachachex


1. Does stress increase the chances of shingles infection?

Yes, stress increases your chances of getting Shingles infection.

2. Is shingles contagious?

No, shingles is not contagious. You cannot get infected with Shingles from someone else with Shingle infection or chicken pox. But you can contract Chickenpox from a person having Shingles.

3. Can shingles pain be cured?

Shingles cannot be cured but there is a way to cure pain from Shingles with medication. You can get prescription from your doctor to ease Shingles Pain.

4. Am I still at risk if I haven’t had Chickenpox?

No, you cannot get Shingles if you never had Chickenpox, but you can get Chickenpox from a person infected with Shingles.

5. What are the 1st signs of shingles?

Early symptoms of Shingles pain feel like electric shocks or piercing nails or burns caused by boiling water, itching, tingling, and numbness localized to the affected areas 48-72 hours before the rash appears.

How long does shingles last?

Healing time for Shingles can be different from person to person. Most shingles cases are cured between 2-4 weeks.



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