Shingles is a painful condition caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. Anyone can get it, but it's most common in older people, with the highest burden of disease in those aged 50 years and over. Despite this, shingles is vaccine-preventable. Most adults will remember childhood encounters with chickenpox. Many never think about the fact that the very same virus can cause shingles later in life. 1 in 3 people will develop #shingles in their lifetime and may develop serious and long-lasting complications, impacting their quality of life as a result. Active Citizenship Network is happy to support the communication campaign led by our partner, the International Federation on Ageing (IFA), in collaboration with GSK, to raise awareness of shingles and its associated risks. Read more.