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Prevention

If you are 60 years of age or older, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that you get a single dose of the shingles vaccine (called Zostavax), even if you already have had shingles.

Health experts estimate the vaccine could prevent 250,000 cases of shingles that occur in the United States each year and significantly reduce the severity of the disease in another 250,000 cases annually.

Last Updated December 10, 2010