Friday, February 27, 2009

Fayette County Health Department Now Has Shingles Vaccine

Fayette County Health Department now has Shingles vaccine (Zostavax) in stock. Only a small number of vaccines will be kept on hand and it will be administered on a first come, first serve basis. The cost of the vaccine is $220 and must be paid in cash at the time the vaccine is administered. Shingles is a painful skin rash, often with blisters.

A shingles rash usually appears on one side of the face or body and lasts from 2 to 4 weeks. Its main symptom is pain, which can be quite severe. Shingles is caused by the Varicella Zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox.

Fayette County Health Department now has a registered licensed dietitian in the office 3 days a week. Regina Hilton RD, LD is available for consultations for anyone with a physician's order. She provides individual nutrition counseling for adults and children. She gives guidance and instruction on various health conditions such as, hypertension, diabetes, renal disease, weight management, gestational diabetes, cancer and hyperlipidemia.

For more information about the cost of services or to schedule an appointment, please call 770-305-5416.
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