Understanding shingles and the extended vaccination campaign

Autumn saw the start of an NHS vaccination campaign targeting almost a million people with the Shingrix vaccine. Here, nurse consultant Linda Nazarko explains the background to the programme, and advises on diagnosing and treating shingles and its associated complications What is shingles? Shingles is a painful blistering rash caused by reactivation of varicella zoster virus,... Read moreThe post Understanding shingles and the extended vaccination campaign appeared first on Nursing in Practice.
Source: Nursing in Practice - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Clinical Dermatology Older people care Vaccinations and infections shingles varicella zoster virus Source Type: news