is a viral infection of the nervous system causing pain, numbness and a rash. It is now a preventable condition with the herpes zoster vaccine. Good news–the FDA just approved the vaccine for people ages 50 to 60 in addition to ages 60 and over! I had my vaccine about 2 years ago. The vaccine is painless, and it has saved me from the concern of having this terrible condition in the future. Please consider having your vaccination soon! It will save you pain, rashes, possible nerve damage and a lot of time and expense in the future. It is a miracle that it is available. Take advantage of it!