RELEASE MAY 25, 2006 from the Food and Drug Administration
Zostavax Vaccine approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2006.
Zostavax is a shingles Vaccine. Shingles is a painful skin rash,
often with blisters. It is also called Herpes Zoster.
At least 1 million people a year in the United States get
shingles. It is more common in people 50 years of age and older.