The shingles vaccine is effective for about six years, and possibly longer, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As of 2015, studies are underway to determine the exact length of time the shingles... More »

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The Vaccines.gov and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention websites provide information on the shingles vaccine. The CDC recommends that anyone 60 years old or older receive the shingles vaccine because the risk... More »

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The hepatitis A vaccine is effective for at least 25 years in adults and at least 14 to 20 years in children, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises. Two doses of the vaccine are needed for lasting protec... More »

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that adults over age 60 get the shingles vaccine, with exceptions for individuals who have allergies to components of the vaccine, have a weakened immune system, ... More »

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In a study involving 38,000 people 60 and older, the shingles vaccine reduced the incidence of shingles by 51 percent and the incidence of post-herpetic neuralgia, or after-shingles pain, by 67 percent, according to the ... More »

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The shingles vaccine can help to prevent a recurrence of shingles, advises the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As of 2015, the extent to which the vaccine helps prevent second or third cases of shingles is un... More »

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Getting the shingles vaccine is the only way to reduce the risk of developing shingles, states the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Shingles is a viral infection caused by the same virus responsible for chicke... More »

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