How effective is the shingles vaccine?

Question: 

How effective is the shingles vaccine?

Answer: 

The shingles vaccine has been shown to reduce the risk of getting shingles by 50 percent. It also reduces pain, including the type of pain that lingers after shingles, if you get shingles despite having been vaccinated. 

Date last updated: 
Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014
Date last reviewed: 
Wednesday, Nov 01, 2017