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Why Has The Shingles Vaccine Not Caught On?

To close out our series on shingles, we address the question “Why has the availability of the vaccine not caught on?”

 

The shingles vaccine, Zostavax, was approved by the FDA in the spring of 2006.  
The clinical trials of the vaccine halved the risk of getting shingles and decreased by two thirds the risk of developing postherpetic neuralgia,