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Shingles vaccine

A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Roy
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Yes: The vaccine has been on the market for several years, but at first, it was only approved for people 60+ years old. It was recently, like last week, ap... Read More
Dr. Eulogio Galvez
Specializes in General Practice
Yes: I am not sure, my practice does not involved giving vaccines. Please ask your primary care doctor.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Yes: The shingles vaccine is made by merck, the makers of the chicken pox vaccine. Both diseases are caused by the same virus. The shingles vaccine helps p... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarberaanswered
Pediatrics 29 years experience
Multiple: You can either get it through your providers office, a health department, or a local convenient care establishment.
Dr. Tara Passow
Dermatology 41 years experience
Pharmacies/clinics: Some pharmacies, like walgreens, offer the vaccine. Also many medical clinics gan give the vaccine. It's best to make sure they have it in stock befor... Read More
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
Over 50: It is recommended for adults over 50 to prevent developing shingles.
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Appears to be: The approval process for any vaccine takes decades & this one is no exception. The FDA requires a mountain of testing documentation before approvi... Read More
A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Depends: It depends on your age, your medical condtition and your indication for this immunization. It is generally recommended for those 60 and over but is n... Read More
A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Approved at 50 y/o: Zostavax, the shingles vaccine, is approved for those over 50 years of age.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mika Hiramatsu
Pediatrics 33 years experience
$200: Around $200 at a doctor's office or local pharmacy.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Shingles vaccine: Currently the recommendation for shingles vaccine is a single dose to those age 60 or older. However, as we have found with many other vaccines that i... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
Yes: You could get a mild case of shingles.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kelly Kane
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Chickenpox shot : Shingles vaccine is a live injectable vaccine against varicella, the cause of chickenpox. This vaccine is intended for adults to increase their prote... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Mantz
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Yes: But, it may not be covered by insurance. Many insurers cover it starting at age 60. I could help boost your immunity and is probably worth the expense... Read More
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