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What is Zostavax?

Zostavax is a vaccine used to help prevent shingles, the rash caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV). Zostavax works by introducing a weakened version of VZV into your body, causing your immune system to create a more effective defense against the virus. Zostavax has been shown to cut the risk of developing shingles in half.

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