If I take Zostavax now, when will I need another shot?

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You would not need another shot, because the Zostavax vaccine just requires a one-time dose. So far, studies suggest that the Zostavax vaccine continues to help prevent shingles for at least six years. However, it may work even longer. Studies are going on now to see exactly how long the vaccine continues to protect against shingles.

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