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who should get the shingles vaccine?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
46 years experience Dermatology
Over 50: It is recommended for adults over 50 to prevent developing shingles.
Answered on Jun 5, 2014
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Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
Although approved by the FDA for those 50 and over, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of CDC has not yet endorsed using in people below 60. This is likely because there have been intermittent supply shortages.
Nov 16, 2012
Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
Most: People 60 and over except if immunosuppressed or pregnant. Fda recently approved it for 50 and up.
Answered on Apr 14, 2013
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