CDC recommends two doses of recombinant zoster vaccine (RZV, Shingrix) to prevent shingles and related complications in adults 50 years and older. Shingrix is also recommended for adults 19 years and older who have weakened immune systems because of disease or therapy.

Note: Zoster vaccine live (Zostavax) is no longer available for use in the United States, as of November 18, 2020.

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