Shingles 2017
July 23, 2015
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More Effective Shingles Vaccine May Be On Market By 2017

 

NPR (7/14, Neighmond) reported in its “Shots” blog and on its “Morning Edition” program that a new shingles vaccine “that offers nearly complete protection...may be on the market as early as 2017.” The currently available vaccine is effective just 64% of the time, and only 38% of the time for those over age 70, while the new vaccine, developed by GlaxoSmithKline, “has proved to be effective more than 97 percent of the time regardless of age.”

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