The Rite Aid location at 811 N. Main St., Jamestown, will hold a free shingles vaccination on Tuesday.
Appointment times are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Shingles, also known as zoster, is a disease caused by the same virus responsible for chicken pox. Shingles can strike those who have had chicken pox, as the virus can remain dormant in a patient's spinal fluid as well as those who never encountered the disease in their youth. Zostovax, a vaccine for shingles, is a live vaccine that uses a weakened version of the virus to boost the body's natural immune response.
Under state law, the vaccination requires a doctor's prescription. Customers can ask the pharmacist at Rite Aid to contact their doctor. To register or for more information about who should or should not be vaccinated, call the Sandy Schifano at 487-0102.