Zostavax, a vaccine for the painful nerve disease shingles, will be available to patients who preregister at an upcoming Rite Aid Shingles Clinic. Under state law, this vaccination requires a prescription from your physician. Customers can ask their pharmacist to contact their doctor for them. To register or learn more about who should and should not be vaccinated, call the below-listed Rite Aid Pharmacist/Regional Immunizer. Some health coverage plans will cover the cost. All patients must preregister.

Store# Address Contact Phone #

10104 5 MEDWAY ROAD, MILFORD, MA Monica Briselli 508-478-7514

10130 359 BROADWAY, SAUGUS, MA Tony Valenza 781-233-4990

03304 75 PORTSMOUTH AVE, UNIT 1 , EXETER, NH James Vivenzio 603-778-0553

10292 679 CENTRAL AVE, DOVER, NH Matt Kenney 603-742-5313

WHEN: Tuesday, Aug. 18 – Appointment times available on a first-come, first-served basis

Shingles, also known as zoster, is a painful disease caused by the same virus (varicella-zoster) responsible for chicken pox, a common but rarely dangerous childhood disease. Shingles can strike those who had chicken pox, as the virus can remain dormant in a patient’s spinal fluid, as well as those who never encountered the disease in their youth. Zostavax is a live vaccine that uses a weakened version of the virus to boost the body’s natural immune response. It is used with adults 60 or older and is given in one dose once in a patient’s lifetime.

Rite Aid Corporation is one of the nation’s leading drugstore chains with nearly 4,900 stores in 31 states and the District of Columbia with fiscal 2009 annual sales of more than $26.3 billion. Information about Rite Aid, including corporate background and press releases, is available through the company’s website at http://www.riteaid.com.

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