Vaccination

Warning to keep up shingles vaccinations

Older Australians are being urged to keep having free shingles vaccinations—along with their annual flu injection—to keep pushing down the incidence of the painful chicken pox-related condition.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Shingles vaccination of older adults cost-effective in Canada

Vaccinating older adults against shingles in Canada is likely cost-effective, according to a study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal), and the Shingrix vaccine appears to provide better protection than the Zostavax ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Two-dose course of vaccine after HSCT cuts incidence of zoster

(HealthDay)—A two-dose course of recombinant zoster vaccine is associated with a reduction in the incidence of herpes zoster among adults who have undergone autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), according ...

Pediatrics

Chickenpox vaccination lowers risk of pediatric shingles

Children who receive the chickenpox (varicella) vaccine are significantly less likely to contract shingles, according to a new study led by researchers at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research published today in ...

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