Zostavax is now FDA approved for 50 year olds and up-04/22/2011

The FDA has approved Zostavax for patients 50 and older (http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm248390.htm). 
Prior to this the vaccine was available for  patients 60 and older. 
Read the following link which summarizes the  study that helped in this decision:   http://www.internalmedicinenews.com/index.php?id=495&cHash=071010&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=53263

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Dr. Kordonowy is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and has been in private practice since 1993. His group practice is in Fort Myers, Florida. His website is: www.drkordonowy.com. He earned his degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City, Kansas and completed his residency as Chief Resident at Orlando Regional Hospital System. As Chief Resident, Dr. Kordonowy was recognized as the Outstanding Resident by the American College of Physicians. He is a member of the American Medical Association, American College of Physicians, and the American Society of Internal Medicine. In December 2005, Dr. Kordonowy became Board Certified in the new field of Clinical Lipidology by the American Board of Clinical Lipidology. Lipidology is the specialty of diagnosis and management of cholesterol and triglyceride metabolism disorders. Cardiovascular disease risk assessment is also part of this specialty. He now serves as president of the Independent Physicians Association of Lee County. He is active in the Lee County Medical Society, the Florida Medical Society , the Florida Lipid Foundation, National Lipid Association and the American Medical Association.
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