Shingles

What you need to know about the new shingles vaccine

What you need to know about the new shingles vaccine

Barbara Campbell has twice had shingles. Each time, one side of her body was covered in "thousands of these horrid blisters." She could only wear the lightest silk blouse. Anything else touching her skin hurt too much.

"I'm in terror of having it happen again," said Campbell, 79, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, describing the painful rash that will affect almost 1 out of 3 people in their lifetime. Because of allergies, she couldn't get the Zostavax vaccine, which is made with live, albeit weakened virus.

But Campbell and millions of other older Americans at risk of shingles - a condition caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox - may soon have...

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