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Shingles Vaccination Programme for the Elderly (BBC News / Department of Health / Public Health England)

Summary Shingles is caused by the same virus as chickenpox, namely herpes varicella zoster. In some elderly persons it can result in long-term and debilitating post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN). “People in their 70s across the UK will be offered a vaccine … Continue reading

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