Were you looking for information about Zostavax? Zostivax is a common misspelling of Zostavax.
Zostavax® is a vaccine that can be used to prevent shingles in people 50 years of age and over. By causing the body to produce an immune system response to the virus, the medicine can help prevent shingles from occurring.
Zostavax is a single-dose injection that is given just under the skin. Side effects that have been reported with it include injection site reactions and headaches. This medication is not appropriate for everyone. For example, women who are pregnant should avoid the vaccine, as should people who are allergic to certain medications.
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