The varicella zoster virus causes chickenpox in children, then lurks in the body for years and can cause painful shingles later in life.
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July 13, 2015 The current vaccine loses its protective value as people get older. A vaccine in the works maintains its strength over time. The biggest challenge may be getting adults to use it.
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Got Medicare? That vaccination could cost you.
September 11, 2012 The federal health law makes it easier for most people with private insurance to get recommended vaccines without a copay. But the changes don't apply to people covered by Medicare.
March 25, 2011 Zostavax, a vaccine against shingles, is now approved for people 50 to 59 years old. The vaccine, given in a single shot, was previously for use in people 60 years and older.
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