Generally, people only develop shingles once, although it is possible to get shingles more than once. Shingles may lead to long-term complications such as debilitating pain that lasts for months or even years. In rare cases, serious, long-term eye or hearing issues can occur.
WHO IS AT RISK OF GETTING SHINGLES?
No matter how healthy you feel, your immune system declines as you age, and that puts you at an increased risk for shingles—especially if you’re over 50 years old.