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New Shingles Vaccine Urged for Adults 50+

February 15, 2018

From the nextavenue website

If you are in your fifties, there’s a new shingles vaccine recommendation for you.

In January 2018, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) formally recommended that all healthy adults 50 and older get two doses of a newly approved vaccine for shingles called Shingrix. It is more effective than the older vaccine, Zostavax; the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved it in October. Consumer Reports says health insurers will likely cover the cost of the new vaccine, which is $280 for its two shots.

One out of every three people will develop shingles in their lifetime.

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