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Reducing Your Risk of Shingles

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.

Revision Information

  • Reviewer: David Horn, MD
  • Review Date: 05/2014
  • Update Date: 05/28/2014

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