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What is the cost of a Zostavax vaccine for someone without insurance?

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As of 2016, the average price for a Zostavax vaccine ranges from approximately $200 to $250, according to CostHelper Health, This variation is caused by clinic fees and visitation costs.

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CommonHealth states in 2013 that the Zostavax vaccine to prevent shingles and postherpetic nueralgia is only covered by most insurance companies if the person receiving the vaccine is over 60 years of age, based on recommendations by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration did approve the drug for people 50 years of age and above. CommonHealth explains that the CDC set the age to a higher number to help offset supply shortages when the vaccine first made its debut in 2006.

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