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A vaccine that can prevent shingles
The Shingrix vaccine can help you avoid this painful, blistering infection and its potential long-lasting pain.
By now you’ve probably received your COVID-19 vaccination. If you haven’t, you should get it; the vaccine significantly lowers the risk of getting COVID-19 and almost completely prevents hospitalization and death from the disease. Vaccines work.
Another good example is the vaccine against shingles. Shingles is a viral illness that strikes a million people each year in the United States. Your risk of getting shingles and its potential complications increases as you get older.
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