Shingles vaccine is recommended for healthy older adults

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ST. LOUIS – If you had chickenpox as a child, the virus hasn’t completely gone away. It hides dormant in your body and can reemerge many years later as shingles; with shingles, a painful rash appears and that turns to blisters.

The CDC recommends that all healthy adults 50 years old and older get the shingles vaccine.  Melissa Mays from SSM Health St. Clare Hospital explains the difference between the approved two vaccines to prevent shingles: Zostavax and Shingrix.

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