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Reducing Your Risk of Shingles
by Rosalyn Carson-DeWitt, MD
A shingles vaccine is recommended for the prevention of shingles in people aged 60 years and older. Talk to your doctor about this vaccine.
Widespread immunization of children with the chickenpox vaccine started in the 1980s may greatly decrease the chances of them developing shingles later in life.
Herpes zoster. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at: http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T113997/Herpes-zoster. Updated September 19, 2016. Accessed October 4, 2016.
Shingles (herpes zoster). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at:
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Updated March 15, 2016. Accessed June 7, 2016.
Last reviewed June 2016 by James Cornell, MD
Last Updated: 6/7/2016
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