Avoiding the Shingles Vaccine? Here's Why You Should Consider It

Medically reviewed in July 2021

In this video, Dr. Kevin Soden, MD, discusses the shingles vaccine, which is now available for most people who are 50 years of age or older. Learn how this vaccine can help prevent the painful, blistering shingles rash.

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