-- Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- The Zostavax vaccine helps protect against
shingles, a painful infection caused by herpes zoster, the same
virus that causes chickenpox.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers these
guidelines for getting the shingles vaccine:
Who should get the vaccine:
Who should NOT get the vaccine:
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