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Number of persons aged 60 years and over who report having ever received zoster vaccine (shingles vaccine)
Number of persons aged 60 years and over
From the 2008 National Health Interview Survey:
Shingles is an outbreak of a rash or blisters on the skin that may be associated with severe pain. The pain is generally on one side of the body or face. Shingles is caused by the chicken pox virus. A vaccine for shingles has been available since May 2006. Have you ever had the Zoster (ZOSS-ter) or Shingles vaccine, also called Zostavax®?
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