Study: Shingles vaccine is effective for seniors but few get it

04/10/2013 | HealthDay News

An analysis of data from more than 700,000 Medicaid beneficiaries found that the shingles vaccine is effective at reducing the risk of shingles and post-herpetic neuralgia, but only 4% in the study group received it. The vaccine reduced the rate of shingles by 48% and post-herpetic neuralgia by 59% overall. The study appeared in the journal PLoS Medicine.

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