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New shingles vaccine

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UNITED STATES - The FDA has approved a new vaccine for shingles.

Studies show Shingrix is a stronger and more effective alternative to the current shingles vaccine.

Both versions are approved for adults 50 and over. 

Shingles is a delayed complication of chickenpox. In some cases, it can lead to nerve pain, vision and hearing loss, and even strokes.

Shingrix, which is manufactured by Glaxo-Smith-Kline, should be available to consumers by the end of the year.