Who should receive Zostavax?

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Zostavax should be administered to people who are at risk for developing shingles, a disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus. Shingles, a painful skin condition, is most common in people 50 years of age and older. The vaccine is recommended for people 60 years of age and older.

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