Shingles Vaccine

CDC endorses new shingles vaccine for people over 50

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed a new recombinant zoster vaccine for shingles prevention in those over 50, saying it is more effective than a live attenuated version.

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Shingles vaccine offers 'poor protection' for seniors with untreated depression, study finds

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Seniors who are depressed may be at higher risk for shingles, even if they are vaccinated. This is according to research published recently in Clinical Infectious Diseases.