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How effective is the shingles vaccine for a 60 year old vs a 80 year old?
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Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Vaccine efficacy
The efficacy of the vaccine in preventing shingles is higher in ages 60-69 years -- vaccine efficacy is 64%.
In patients older than 70, vaccine efficacy is 38%.

In brief: Vaccine efficacy
The efficacy of the vaccine in preventing shingles is higher in ages 60-69 years -- vaccine efficacy is 64%.
In patients older than 70, vaccine efficacy is 38%.
Dr. Harris Cohen
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Effective either age
It should be effective for either.

In brief: Effective either age
It should be effective for either.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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