If you are 50 and know you had chicken pox as a child (or teen) the time is now for your shingles vaccination. Shingles are an extremely painful herpes virus which can strike older adults. People who have the shot reduce their risk by about half of having a severe outbreak.
The CDC says that people 50 and older should get the shingles vaccine. The vaccine is covered by most health insurance plans and also Medicare Part D. This vaccine is more effective for people between the ages of 50 and 70.