A 58-year-old member asked:
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what is the earliest age to get shingles vaccine?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
31 years experience Family Medicine
Approved at 50 y/o: Zostavax, the shingles vaccine, is approved for those over 50 years of age.
Answered on Jun 9, 2012
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Dr. Allen Seely
Dr. Allen Seely commented
31 years experience General Practice
Was 60, NOW 50 yo
May 28, 2012

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