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All About the New Shingles Vaccine

It’s called Shingrix and it’s a good idea for anyone over 50, even if they’ve had a shingles vaccine before



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Shingles, unfortunately, is extremely common. One in three adults will contract the painful rash at some point in their lives, and the older you get, the more painful it tends to be. But there’s a new vaccine on the market called Shingrix that’s more effective against the condition caused by the chicken pox virus. It’s also believed that Shingrix will protect a person significantly longer than its predecessor. Read more about the new shingles vaccine here. While we’re on the topic of vaccines, here’s a reminder that it’s not too late to get a flu shot. And vaccinated or not, there are some easy precautions you can take this flu season. See what they are here.

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