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Zoster vaccine protects against shingles

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f2389 (Published 17 April 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f2389

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A large cohort study has confirmed that vaccinating older adults against shingles (Herpes zoster) is a reasonably effective defence against the acute disease and also against post-herpetic neuralgia. In fully adjusted analyses of more than 700 000 people over 65 years, …

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