Shingles Vaccine for Adults

Almost 1 out of every 3 people in the United States will develop shingles, also known as zoster or herpes zoster, in their lifetime.  A new shingles vaccine called Shingrix was licensed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2017.  CDC recommends that healthy adults 50 years and older get two doses of Shingrix, 2 to 6 months apart.