Shingles for sale

Had to stop and take a photograph of this drug store sign this afternoon.  Would love to know what percentage of the population knows that shingles is caused by herpes virus.  My guess is less than 5%.  Most people passing the drug store probably think roofing shingles are being sold.  And others might just think herpes inoculations are available, for those parents who are hosting shingles parties for their kids.

People suffering from shingles know that this sign refers to a shingles vaccine, but for the 99% of passersby, this sign means that roofing shingles are being sold.  It amused me.

 

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