Tag Archives: Immunosuppressed Individuals

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 Questions and Answers for Healthcare Professionals (PHE)

Summary Shingles, caused by herpes varicella zoster, can result in debilitating long-term post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN). A herpes zoster vaccination programme for adults aged over 70 years has been in place since September 2013, aimed at reducing the incidence and severity … Continue reading

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