Will Zostavax protect me from shingles for my lifetime?

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Studies suggest that the Zostavax vaccine continues to help prevent herpes zoster (also known as shingles) for at least six years. However, the protective effects of the vaccine against this disease may last much longer. Studies are ongoing to help determine exactly how long the vaccine continues to work at protecting against shingles.

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