Shingles Relief On The Way With New Vaccine Coming Soon03:43
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This image provided by GlaxoSmithKline shows the company's Shingrix vaccine. (GlaxoSmithKline via AP)
This image provided by GlaxoSmithKline shows the company's Shingrix vaccine. (GlaxoSmithKline via AP)
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One-third of Americans contract shingles, a blistering rash caused by the reawakening of the chicken pox virus. Shingles can be painful and cause long-term complications, especially in older people. But, there's a new vaccine against shingles coming out soon.

WBUR's Carey Goldberg (@commonhealth) reports.

This segment aired on November 28, 2017.

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