How many shots would I get if I were to take the Zostavax vaccine?

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If you were to take the Zostavax vaccine to prevent shingles, you would get one shot under the skin in your upper arm. After getting the vaccine, you might have a sore, red spot on the arm where you got the shot. The spot on your arm could be swollen or itchy. You might also get a headache after getting the vaccine. 

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