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Is there a vaccine to prevent shingles?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

A vaccine similar to that given to protect kids from chickenpox has been developed to prevent shingles.
It has about 50x the strength of the childhood vaccine to accomplish that task.

In brief: Yes

A vaccine similar to that given to protect kids from chickenpox has been developed to prevent shingles.
It has about 50x the strength of the childhood vaccine to accomplish that task.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes, Zostavax

Zostavax is a vaccine to prevent shingles in adults.
Some age limitations apply. The vaccine is helpful but not completely protective, so some people still get shingles even though they were vaccinated. Shingles can cause permanent pain in the affected skin area.

In brief: Yes, Zostavax

Zostavax is a vaccine to prevent shingles in adults.
Some age limitations apply. The vaccine is helpful but not completely protective, so some people still get shingles even though they were vaccinated. Shingles can cause permanent pain in the affected skin area.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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