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  • Zoster (Shingles)
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Will administering zoster vaccine reduce the risk of postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) if a vaccinated person develops shingles?

Yes. In clinical trials among immunocompetent adults age 50 years or older, Shingrix reduced the risk of PHN by 91%. One study among hematopoietic cell transplant recipients reported that vaccination reduced the risk of PHN by 89%.

Last reviewed: March 9, 2022

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