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STAT Plus: GSK’s new shingles vaccine may win nod over Merck’s Zostavax



ctober is shaping up to be a momentous month for GlaxoSmithKline’s new shingles vaccine, Shingrix.

The Food and Drug Administration may approve the vaccine for the U.S. market by the end of this week, based on a strong recommendation from the FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee. In mid-September, this group voted unanimously that there is enough evidence to conclude Shingrix is both safe and effective in people 50 and older.

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