Who Should Get Shingles Vaccine?

Q:
Who should get shingles vaccine?

A:
People 50 and older should.

There are now two options of vaccine. Both are approved for adults aged 50 and older for the prevention of shingles and related complications.

  • Shingrix: approved and recommended for people aged 50 and older, including those who’ve previously received Zostavax.
  • Zostavax: approved for people aged 50 and older. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention isn’t recommending it until you reach 60, when the risk of shingles and its complications is highest.

Talk to your doctor about your vaccination options if you should get one. And tell him all your symptoms and medical history.

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