Vaccine against herpes zoster halves incidence in older people, finds study

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f2349 (Published 12 April 2013)
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  1. Sophie Ramsey
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Adults over 65 years old are half as likely to develop shingles if they are vaccinated against it and are also less likely to develop post-herpetic neuralgia, a large US study has found.

Researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia …

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