Does the Zostavax vaccine work in people younger than 60?

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Not enough is known about how Zostavax (the vaccine to prevent shingles) works in people younger than 60 years of age. So far, Zostavax has been studied in people who were 60 or older. In fact, the average age of people in the Zostavax clinical studies was 69. In these studies, the vaccine reduced the occurrence of shingles by about 50 percent.

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