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4010 West Park Boulevard
Plano, TX 75093

SHINGLES VACCINE NOT NEARLY AS WIDELY USED AS ONCE HOPED

(New York Times 7/11). A combination of factors has discouraged many doctors from carrying Zostavax, the vaccine for shingles. Merck, the manufacturer has also been unable to provide sufficient quantities to even meet modest demands. As a result, intermittent shortages have prevented consistent marketing and have therefore stalled Public Health agencies from informing the public. Since 2006, there have been yearly problems. Statistics show that only 10% of people over the age of 60 years have received the vaccine. Now the FDA has just approved it for people aged 50-59 years, which will burden an already stressed supply. The vaccine remains cumbersome to order, receive, or be reimbursed for it.

 

IT SEEMS IF YOU WANT THE VACCINE AND ASK YOUR DOCTOR TO ORDER IT, YOU MUST BE PATIENT AND YOU MAY NEED TO PAY FOR IT UPFRONT.