Don't wait to get your shingles vaccine! If you want to avoid the chance of getting a painful case of shingles, the sooner you get your vaccine the better.
Getting the vaccine when you are between the ages of 50 and 59 will cut your risk of shingles by 70%. If you wait until you are between 60 and 69 the vaccine will cut your chances by 50%. But if you are over the age of 70, you should consult with your doctor because the benefit of the shingles vaccine may be too small to be worth the effort.