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Does Shingrix vaccine work better than Zostavax vaccine for preventing shingles?


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There are 2 shingles vaccine on the market, Shingrix, a 2 dose series vaccine, and Zostavax, a one shot vaccine. Shingrix prevents shingles over 3 years in 96% of those who receive it vs. Zostavax, only preventing 51% of shingles over 3 years. If you are over 60 years old, get the Shingrix. I know, it’s one more shot, but It is more effective. Think about it.


1. AFP Clinical Answers. American Family Physician 99:1, Jan. 1, 2019, p. 10.


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