Discovered: A better way to ward off shingles
Health-care experts tell people ages 50 and up to get vaccinated against shingles, a virus marked by blistering and nerve pain. But the vaccine doctors were prescribing is only 51 percent effective, which may explain why only 30 percent of us are vaccinated. The good news: A new vaccine, Shingrix, is up to 95 percent effective. The CDC is now advising that all adults 50 and over get the two-dose shot—even if you were already vaccinated.