Much news of late has focused on the benefits that children realize from immunizations. There are important vaccines that older adults should be aware of, too.
30 percent of U.S. adults will get shingles over the course of their lifetimes, according the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Several years ago, during a time of stress, Seattle cabinet maker Michael Barton developed a case of shingles. A sensitive area developed around his armpit and shoulder blade -- on the skin and underneath it, he said.
Shingles is a viral infection that can result in a painful rash and, in some cases, lasting nerve damage.