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A vaccine called Zostavax, is recommended for the prevention of shingles in people aged 60 years of age and older. Talk to your doctor about this vaccine.

References:

Shingles. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/ . Updated August 20, 2012. Accessed September 7, 2012.

Shingles (herpes zoster). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/shingles/about/overview.html . Updated January 10, 2011. Accessed September 7, 2012.



Last reviewed May 2013 by Peter Lucas, MD; Michael Woods, MD

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