Tag Archives: Dr Mary Ramsay: Head of Immunisations at Public Health England

Shingles Vaccine Reminder (PHE / BBC News)

Summary This Public Health England (PHE) press release reminds people aged 79 years, who have been offered the shingles vaccine previously but not received it, to have one before their 80th birthday. “We strongly recommend getting vaccinated to prevent this … Continue reading

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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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