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5 Fast Zostavax Facts: What You Should Know About the Harmful Shingles Booster

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5 Fast Zostavax Facts: What You Should Know About the Harmful Shingles Booster

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) estimates 1 million or more shingles cases occur each year in the U.S. alone. People of any age are at risk for developing shingles and postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), but the risk increases as we age.

Since 2006, the vaccine of choice for those aged 60 or older has been Zostavax, developed by Merck & Co., but that’s no longer the case. Lower...

Increase in Shingles Vaccination Despite Zostavax Lawsuits

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Increase in Shingles Vaccination Despite Zostavax Lawsuits

Hopes were high when the FDA approved the use of Zostavax by Merck in the U.S. The single-dose vaccine licensed for use in healthy Americans age 60 and older seemed to ease the worry of those who would otherwise be devastated by the virus. But despite the hope the vaccine brought, its likelihood of causing several significant side effects, including shingles itself, blindness, and even death,...

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