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

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 12 April 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f2349
  1. Sophie Ramsey
  1. 1BMJ

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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