Most of us have had chicken pox as kids, and even though the “pox” goes away, the virus never does. So if you’re overstressed and your immune system is not as strong as it should be, the chicken pox virus can reemerge as shingles. And it can be…agonizing.
Then, to make it more agonizing…enter Merck.
Its shingles vaccine was given the FDA stamp of approval back in 2006. Lately, it’s being heavily advertised on television. Merck’s ad has run thousands of times featuring everyday people like James, Ruth, Cindie, Dan and others — all telling their shingles horror stories.