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    Shingles Vaccine Directory

    The shingles vaccine (Zostavax) is an injection of a weakened form of the chickenpox virus that reduces the chances of your getting shingles by about 50%. The vaccine also helps prevent the spread of the virus. Some people who have a weakened immune system should not get this vaccine. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how the shingles vaccine works, who should and should not get it, side effects, and much more.

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    WebMD talks about who needs a shingles vaccine, when to get it, side effects, and explains more about the vaccine.

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