What side effects might my 80-year-old aunt expect from taking Zostavax?

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About one person in three gets a reaction at the spot on the arm where the Zostavax vaccine was given. The arm that received the shot may be red, sore, swollen or itchy. Less frequently, people get a headache after they get the vaccine. 

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