The newer shingles vaccine (Shingrix) released in 2017 is proven 90% effective, making it the best protection option for older people.
CARP has been pushing provincial/territorial governments to fully fund this newer vaccine for seniors and make it easily accessible through doctor’s offices, pharmacies and other convenient locations.
CARP is glad that Shingles vaccines are now available in Ontario for seniors 65-70 years old.
Other provinces have been frustratingly slow to respond to the growing calls for the newer vaccine to be made freely available, leaving seniors to pay for the vaccine themselves.
We’ll keep demanding that this best-in-class shingles vaccine be easily available free of charge to older adults across the country. It’s what seniors deserve.
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