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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Side effects of the shingles shot include redness, tenderness and pain, itching, and swelling where the injection takes place, according to Mayo Clinic and WebMD. The injection usually takes place at the back of the arm.... 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 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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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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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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