New Shingles Vaccine Changes Recommendations for Adults


The pain associated with shingles can be unbearable. It can last for months and be so debilitating that even routine tasks become too difficult to bear. The single dose Zostavax® vaccine had been recommended since 2006, and it is about 50 percent effective at protecting against a shingles rash and about 75-80 percent effective at protecting against pain.

Fortunately, a new shingles vaccine, called Shingrix®, offers improved protection not only from developing the disease, but also against the severe pain associated with shingles. Shingrix is 95 percent effective at protecting against both the rash and associated pain. It is given as two doses separated by two to six months.

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New Shingles Vaccine Changes

 

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One Response to New Shingles Vaccine Changes Recommendations for Adults

  1. Cooke, Julie A says:

    Good of you to send. Thanks Karen!

    Hope you are well!😊

    Sent from my iPad

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