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US FDA approves herpes zoster vaccine for adults aged 50 years and older

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eMediNexus    24 October 2017

The US FDA has approved recombinant zoster vaccine (adjuvanted) to prevent herpes zoster in adults aged 50 years and older. The vaccine, Shingrix, includes glycoprotein E, an antigen and AS01B, an adjuvant system. It is to be administered in two doses, at a gap of 2-6 months.

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