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Can you catch shingles from an infected person?
No. You can’t catch shingles from an infected person through sneezing, coughing, or direct contact. If someone should get the varicella-zoster virus from you, they will develop chickenpox, not shingles.
Can you get shingles more than once?
Yes, you can get shingles more than once but it’s very rare. Most people will experience shingles only once in their lifetime.
How long should you stay home with shingles?
You should stay home with shingles for about 10 to 14 days until the last blister has turned into a scab.
Who should get Shingrix, the shingles vaccine?
Adults 50 years and up should get two doses, two to six months apart. Adults 19 years and up with weakened immune systems due to disease or therapy should get two doses. If necessary, they can get the second dose one to two months after the first.
If you had shingles in the past, Shingrix can help prevent future occurrences of the disease. There’s no specific length of time that you need to wait after having shingles before you can receive Shingrix, but generally, you should make sure the shingles rash has gone away before getting vaccinated.
Chickenpox and shingles are related because they are caused by the same virus (varicella-zoster virus). After a person recovers from chickenpox, the virus stays dormant (inactive) in the body. It can reactivate years later and cause shingles.
Who should not get Shingrix?
You shouldn’t get Shingrix if you:
- Have a history of severe allergic reactions to any ingredients of the vaccine
- Have shingles
- Are pregnant
- Are moderately or severely ill, with or without fever
Does my insurance cover my primary care appointment?
At Nao Medical, we accept most major insurance plans, but in order to know if your plan covers the test, we would need to run your insurance and this can only be done at the beginning of your visit. If you would like to know ahead of time, please call the number on the back of your insurance card so a representative may let you know which coronavirus test is covered by your insurance plan.
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- June 10, 2022 6:28 pm
I’ve been to Nao Medical, I think, three times, and their staff is delightful. If you are in dire pain, they take you in as soon as possible, if not sooner. The offices and exam rooms are spotless. All of the medical staff is very knowledgeable, patient, and understanding. I highly recommend it.
- May 9, 2022 12:34 pm
Prompt and helpful service. The assistant and doctors were very pleasant and thorough.
- May 18, 2022 9:32 pm
My visits have been fantastic both times I’ve gone. The woman at the front desk was courteous and professional, and prompt. The nurse was excellent. Same treatment as the front desk and the smoothest phlebotomist going. The doctor was great, calm, thorough, polite, and knowledgeable. I wish he were my GP. Overall? 11 out of 10.
- May 16, 2022 11:59 am
Amazing customer service. Always able to see a doctor in a timely manner. The staff is always courteous and professional. I will definitely be returning to this location.
- May 26, 2022 12:28 pm
I was able to get timely and proper service when I needed it most. 5-stars all around.
- May 19, 2022 11:31 am
The doctor on staff was awesome. She was friendly and a genuine person. I wish more doctors had a personality and empathy like that.
- June 22, 2022 10:30 am
I would like to thank a receptionist for being beyond kind and helpful. I came this Saturday morning, and she was the only one at the desk. Thank you so much for being a beautiful positive person. All the staff was also excellent.
- May 22, 2022 10:30 pm
The service was excellent. I felt very comfortable despite it being my first visit. I would come back here again.
- May 22, 2022 12:30 pm
My daughter came in with stomach pain, and your doctor was able to diagnose that she probably had appendicitis. I took her to the emergency room, and she did have to have her appendix removed. Thank you so much for your help.
- June 26, 2022 10:28 am
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- May 10, 2022 12:08 am
Services are performed well, very caring staff offers you immediate attention as soon as possible.
- May 20, 2022 10:31 am
Your staff in Hicksville is amazing, kind, patient, and thorough!!! Thank your team for me!!!!
- May 12, 2022 11:33 pm
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- June 21, 2022 10:27 pm
Everything was great; the entire team was helpful, friendly, and professional
- June 22, 2022 9:57 pm
The staff and the doctors were all very kind and caring. I was very worried about my child’s health. I appreciate your clinic being open on Saturdays. This saved us a trip to the ER, which can be scary for a child. Thank you again!
- May 29, 2022 10:30 pm
I had no complaints when I went there. I was seen promptly, and all the staff was very nice!!
- June 2, 2022 1:29 am
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- May 15, 2022 11:28 am
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