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The shingles vaccine, Zostavax, contains a weakened chickenpox virus (varicella-zoster virus). The shingles vaccine helps stimulate your immune...
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There are several effective treatments for shingles. Drugs that fight viruses (antivirals), such as acyclovir (Zovirax), valacyclovir (Valtrex), or...
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It would be safe, but if you have already had shingles and the vaccination, why get a second Shingles vaccination? Talk to your doctor, but I...
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Yes. Because shingles can recur, the shingles vaccine may give protection from having shingles again.
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People age 50 and older can now get Merck's Zostavax shingles vaccine. The vaccine already was approved for people age 60 and older. The approval is...
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Yes, it certainly might.Shingles can afflict anyone, but it's most common in people over the age of 50. The shingles vaccine is approved for...
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The FDA ruled that people age 50 and older can now get Merck's Zostavax shingles vaccine.
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Your doctor knows your health the best and whether there is anything about your health that would make the shingles vaccine a problem. However, there...
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Yes you can have a shingles out break anywhere on the body.
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Anyone who has had chickenpox may get shingles later in life. But there's a vaccine that may help prevent shingles or make it less painful if you do...
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I have never found that the Shingles vaccine aggravates tinnitus. I got mine....and my tinnitus did not change. It is just as bothersome and annoying...
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Common side effects of the shingles vaccine may include redness, soreness, swelling, or itching at the site of the injection.
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Generally, the shingles vaccine is covered by Part D prescription drug plans. You should contact your Part D plan directly for more information.
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Generally, the shingles vaccine is covered by Part D prescription drug plans. You should contact your Part D plan directly for more information.
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This is an excellent question, and I'm glad you asked.According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) shingles...