20141223

Shingles Vaccine-Mayo Clinic

1 00:00:00,350 --> 00:00:03,159 if you ask anyone who has had a flare up with shingles and they'll tell you 2 00:00:03,159 --> 00:00:08,599 the pain is no fun the rash hurts and can cause major pain and discomfort 3 00:00:08,599 --> 00:00:12,900 months after the initial outbreak and anyone who has had the chicken pox or 4 00:00:12,900 --> 00:00:15,160 the chicken pox vaccine is at risk 5 00:00:15,160 --> 00:00:19,580 but doctors at Mayo Clinic say you can protect yourself from the virus with the 6 00:00:19,580 --> 00:00:20,920 shingles vaccine 7 00:00:20,920 --> 00:00:23,939 in retirement member you in 8 00:00:23,939 --> 00:00:28,170 cannot plan your whole day around getting your haircut and a true to form 9 00:00:28,170 --> 00:00:31,699 Paul Baylor's retirement is fire engine red 10 00:00:31,699 --> 00:00:36,920 it's a 1961 Ford but Paul had a little setback when he was working on engine 11 00:00:36,920 --> 00:00:37,770 number nine 12 00:00:37,770 --> 00:00:41,420 I was lying underneath it and then there was that evening 13 00:00:41,420 --> 00:00:44,670 that I noticed the pain in my side and I 14 00:00:44,670 --> 00:00:48,149 tribute at the rolling over underneath their onto some pools 15 00:00:48,149 --> 00:00:52,390 hours later paul's torso was blistered with the burning rash 16 00:00:52,390 --> 00:00:57,690 shingles sequenced and anything that touches that's the the skin is so super 17 00:00:57,690 --> 00:00:58,309 sensitive 18 00:00:58,309 --> 00:01:03,629 shingles is a viral infection and it is actually a consequence of having had 19 00:01:03,629 --> 00:01:08,539 our chicken pox or the chicken pox vaccine says doctor Priya Sampath Kumar 20 00:01:08,540 --> 00:01:12,770 you see after you had chicken pox the virus can live dormant in your nervous 21 00:01:12,770 --> 00:01:13,880 system for years 22 00:01:13,880 --> 00:01:18,030 then if your immune system becomes a week because of an illness or the aging 23 00:01:18,030 --> 00:01:18,770 process 24 00:01:18,770 --> 00:01:23,350 the virus can reactivate and travel along your nerves to your skin 25 00:01:23,350 --> 00:01:27,799 causing severe pain and blisters and just like this little fire truck can 26 00:01:27,799 --> 00:01:31,280 help put out fires medication may help put out the fire shingles 27 00:01:31,280 --> 00:01:35,390 but vaccines can prevent it from happening to begin with the vaccine cut 28 00:01:35,390 --> 00:01:38,659 your risk of getting shingles overall by about 50 percent 29 00:01:38,659 --> 00:01:42,100 it can also cut your risk of severe pain by two-thirds 30 00:01:42,100 --> 00:01:46,619 recommendations are that everyone over age sixty should get the vaccine 31 00:01:46,619 --> 00:01:49,869 I was supposed to get the shot and two weeks too late 32 00:01:49,869 --> 00:01:54,280 but Paul recovered in about six weeks and he's having a blast in a retirement 33 00:01:54,280 --> 00:01:54,840 that 34 00:01:54,840 --> 00:01:59,770 fire engine red even though Paul is had shingles he should still get the vaccine 35 00:01:59,770 --> 00:02:01,658 to prevent future outbreaks 36 00:02:01,659 --> 00:02:05,780 the vaccine is recommended for people over sixty but it may not be right for 37 00:02:05,780 --> 00:02:06,579 everyone 38 00:02:06,579 --> 00:02:10,220 people with weakened immune system should not get the shot because it 39 00:02:10,220 --> 00:02:11,920 contains live virus 40 00:02:11,920 --> 00:02:15,120 and if you do get shingles it's very important to seek medical care 41 00:02:15,120 --> 00:02:16,290 immediately 42 00:02:16,290 --> 00:02:20,440 that's because the antiviral medications work best if they're taken 43 00:02:20,440 --> 00:02:23,579 early within 48 hours for medical and 44 00:02:23,580 --> 00:02:24,530 I'm did Ian Williams

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