Immunize Against Shingles With the New Vaccine, Shingrix

Please see the January 2018 CDC recommendations for the use of herpes zoster vaccines.

The new zoster vaccine, Shingrix (SHING-riks), will be preferred over Zostavax...because Shingrix seems more effective.

Patients will hear that Shingrix is about 97% effective for preventing shingles...compared to about 51% with Zostavax.

This works out to preventing one case of shingles over 3 years for every 37 patients getting Shingrix...versus 59 patients with Zostavax.

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