Should I get the Zostavax vaccine if I am only 50 years old?

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So far, Zostavax (the vaccine to prevent shingles) has been studied in people who were 60 years of age and older. In fact, the average age of people in the Zostavax clinical studies was 69. So, at this time, there is not enough information about the risks and benefits of Zostavax in people younger than 60 years of age.

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