Tag Archives: Shingles Vaccination Programme

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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Practical Guide to Healthy Ageing (NHS England / Age UK)

Summary NHS England and Age UK have jointly published their “Practical Guide to Healthy Ageing”, to help improve health and general fitness. This evidence-based guide covers the main risk factors for older people living at home, particularly those aged 70 or … 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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