Were you looking for information about the Shingles Vaccine? Chingles vaccine is a common misspelling of shingles vaccine.
The shingles vaccine (Zostavax®) is a live but weakened version of the varicella-zoster virus. It causes the body to produce an immune system response to the virus, which helps prevent shingles. The vaccine, which is given as a single injection, is approved for people 50 years old and older. You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to getting the vaccine if you are pregnant, have a weakened immune system, or are allergic to neomycin or gelatin.
(Click Shingles Vaccine to find out when and how to get the vaccine, to learn about the vaccine's effectiveness, and for a list of side effects that may occur. You can also click on the various links in the box to the right to access specific topics on the shingles vaccine.)