" March 24, 2011 - People age 50 and older can now get Merck's Zostavax shingles vaccine, the FDA today ruled.The vaccine already was approved for people age 60 and older.All flights were temporarily halted at Las Vegas Mc Carran International Airport, authorities said.Just before 1 a.m., Mc Carran tweeted that "limited flight activity" had resumed but travelers should expect delays.Jon Bessett, one of the concert attendees, described the scenes as "pandemonium." He told NBC News that around 10 p.m.Sunday, he heard gunshots but country music star Jason Aldean and his band continued playing.
"Everyone was running, people were getting trampled," Bessett said.Lombardo said a woman who was a "companion" of Paddock, Marilou Danley, has been located, as were two vehicles associated with the shooter: a Hyundai Tucson and a Chrysler Pacifica, both with Nevada number plates.Police say Danley was not with Paddock when he checked into Mandalay Bay.Paddock was utilizing some of her identification, Lombardo said, adding that police "have had a conversation with her," and that she was not believed to have been involved "at this time." During the shooting, police told people to avoid heading to the south end of the Strip and said it was investigating an active shooter.Police said Las Vegas Boulevard was shut down southbound at the Tropicana.Zostavax is basically the same as the chickenpox vaccine, given at a far higher dose. Before age 50, about two people in a thousand get shingles.Clinical trials show the vaccine to be both safe and effective. After age 50, about six people in a thousand get shingles. Even people who already have had shingles can get it again.Shingles -- known to doctors as herpes zoster-- is caused by the same herpes virus that causes chickenpox: varicella zoster.But when chickenpox gets better, the virus doesn't go away. When reactivated in later years, the virus erupts into extremely painful shingles-like lesions.The number of dead surpassed the death toll in the June 12, 2016, rampage at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, where 49 people were slain.Police said among the injured were two on-duty officers.