Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Shingles vaccine reduces occurrence in elderly

Shingles vaccine reduces occurrence in elderly:
Elderly people stand a lesser chance of getting shingles if they are vaccinated for the disease, according to a study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
I got shingles in my 30s -- the kind that cluster around the optic nerve version instead of the more common breakout on the back, chest, or side -- and apparently am therefore more likely to come down with it again. I would happily get vaccinated to avoid dealing with that again.

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