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Does any one know anything about the herpes zoster vaccine?

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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Shingles vaccine: About 30 percent of the population eventually has herpes zoster. About 15 percent of them have involvement of the tissue around the eye which can leave some people visually impaired. The vaccine is about 80 percent effective. Given the frequency of infection and possible severity the vaccine is recommended for anyone over age 50. If you have had shingles it is unlikely that you will get herpes zos.

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