Health & Medicine

August 19, 2013 12:00 AM

Shingles vaccine available for over 50

Like any other illness, the best treatment is prevention. There is a shingles vaccine for people 50 and older. The vaccine decreases your chances of getting shingles and can lessen the severity of the rash and pain.

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