CVS Pharmacy offers Shingrix nationwide

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CVS Pharmacy offers Shingrix nationwide

By David Salazar - 03/16/2018
CVS Health's retail division is offering patients at all of its more than 9,800 pharmacy locations the recently approved shingles vaccine Shingrix. The Woonsocket, R.I.-based company said that the vaccine is now recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for patients ages 50 years and older.

Shingrix is considered more than 90% effective at preventing shingles, CVS Health said, noting that patients are recommended to receive two doses of the vaccine, two-to-six months apart.

"Vaccination is key to preventing shingles and CVS Pharmacy is pleased to be able to provide patients with convenient access to this new and more effective vaccine," said Kevin Hourican CVS Pharmacy executive vice president of pharmacy services. "Our pharmacists can help patients determine if Shingrix is right for them and can vaccinate patients at times and locations that work for their busy schedules."

CVS health said that many health plans, including Medicare Part D plans, will cover the vaccine.

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