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The shingles vaccine is recommended for people 60 years of age and older, however anyone 50 years of age and older can get the vaccine.

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We do not have information on PharmaCare coverage. You will need to contact PharmaCare for this information.

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The shingles vaccine is not currently publicly funded (or subsidized) for any groups in BC. The vaccine can be purchased at most travel clinics and pharmacies for about $200.

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Shingles disease may recur in individuals who have previously had one or more episodes of shingles disease.  Individuals 50 years of age and older with a prior history of shingles disease can safely receive the shingles vaccine to help prevent future occurrences of the disease.

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The shingles vaccine (ZOSTAVAX® II) is not currently publicly funded in BC for any groups. The vaccine can be purchased at most travel clinics and pharmacies for about $200.

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