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Merck & Co., Inc.
Drug Names(s): Zoster vaccine
The Zoster vaccine was designed to prevent pain associated with shingles. Shingles is caused by the reactivation of the chicken pox virus in adults. Unlike the chicken pox, shingles can be a very painful disease and can also result in long-term nerve damage.
Zostavax is approved for use in individuals greater than or equal to 50 years of age.
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