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Who should get the shingles vaccine?

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It’s approved for people as young as 50. The CDC recommends it for everyone 60 and older who doesn’t have a medical reason to skip it.

Shingles is most common in people 50 or older, those who have medical conditions that keep the immune system from working properly, or people who take medicines that suppress the immune system.

From: Shingles Vaccine: Should I Get It? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

News release, FDA.

CDC: "Shingles (Herpes Zoster) Vaccination," "Herpes Zoster -- Vaccine Q&As for Providers (Shingles)."

FDA: "FDA Licenses New Vaccine to Reduce Older American's Risk of Shingles."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

MedicineNet: A Painful Rash: Is It Shingles?

Oxman, M. , 2005. The New England Journal of Medicine

Medicare.gov: "Shingles shot."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on September 28, 2019

SOURCES:

News release, FDA.

CDC: "Shingles (Herpes Zoster) Vaccination," "Herpes Zoster -- Vaccine Q&As for Providers (Shingles)."

FDA: "FDA Licenses New Vaccine to Reduce Older American's Risk of Shingles."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

MedicineNet: A Painful Rash: Is It Shingles?

Oxman, M. , 2005. The New England Journal of Medicine

Medicare.gov: "Shingles shot."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on September 28, 2019

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