CDC recommends that people 60 years old and older get shingles vaccine (Zostavax®) to prevent shingles and PHN. Shingrix (recombinant zoster vaccine) is the preferred vaccine, over Zostavax® (zoster vaccine live), a shingles vaccine in use since 2006. Zostavax may still be used to prevent shingles in healthy adults 60 years and older.
Shingles vaccination is the only way to protect against shingles and postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), the most common complication from shingles. CDC recommends that healthy adults 50 years and older get two doses of the shingles vaccine called Shingrix (recombinant zoster vaccine), separated by 2 to 6 months, to prevent shingles and the.
Sep 17, 2018 · The shingles vaccine approved last fall is highly effective, but older adults seem reluctant to get it. Share on Pinterest Getty Images. For older adults, the risk of developing shingles increases Author: Dan Gray.
The once-a-year flu vaccine is a must for older adults. Up to 85 percent of seasonal flu-related deaths are for people 65 and older, according to the CDC.