Zostavax now approved for people 50 years and older

Big news that just came out today:

Zostavax (the immunization that helps prevent shingles) was previously approved for people aged 60 and older. The FDA has broadened the eligible age range to include 50-59-year-olds. However, please note that many insurance companies have not even covered this immunization for 60+ year-olds, so patients would have to find out from their insurance plan whether this would be covered for them. It is not an inexpensive vaccination and not for everyone (depending on your underlying health condition). There have also been supply issues in the past, making it unavailable at times.

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About Linda Pourmassina, MD

Internal Medicine physician.
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One Response to Zostavax now approved for people 50 years and older

  1. Iris Johns says:

    Does Zostavax vaccine cause and increase in blood pressure?

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