A new, more effective shingles vaccine has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
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Shingrix will cost $280 for the required two shots. Zostavax costs $223. Most insurance plans cover the vaccination.
Both vaccines are for adults 50 and older, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends vaccination for people 60 and older, partly because vaccination loses effectiveness over time, the AP reported.
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