A 40-year-old female asked:
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had shingles at age 27, i'm 40, should i get a vaccine now?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Zostavax: The fda approved varicella-zoster vaccine (zostavax) for adults age 50 ; older. Talk with your physician about getting it at an earlier age.
Answered on Oct 27, 2017
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