Help Patients Understand Differences Between Zostavax II and Shingrix

The new zoster vaccine, Shingrix (SHING-riks), will likely be preferred over Zostavax II...because Shingrix seems more effective.

Shingrix is about 97% effective for preventing shingles...but Zostavax II is only about 51% effective.

This works out to preventing one case of shingles over 3 years for every 37 patients getting Shingrix...versus 59 patients with Zostavax II.

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