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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 and older. Talk to your doctor about this vaccine.

Revision Information

  • Shingles. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: Updated August 20, 2012. Accessed September 7, 2012.

  • Shingles (herpes zoster). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: Updated January 10, 2011. Accessed September 7, 2012.

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