NHS England warning as vaccine programme extended

Public Health England and NHS England have issued a warning after some patients were given a vaccination for shingles that could leave them with “severe” complications.
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More doses of Shingrix, the shingles vaccine that has been in very short supply, are on the way to U.S. pharmacies, says drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline. However, demand may still outpace supply.
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WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9, 2019 -- Newly diagnosed cancer patients may be at increased risk for the painful skin condition shingles, a new study finds. Experts say development of new vaccines might help prevent shingles in cancer patients. The study, of...
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Shingles is becoming less common in both adults and children in the U.S., according to results from a database study.Reuters Health Information
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(MedPage Today) -- Vaccine development may help with prevention of herpes zoster in this population
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(Infectious Diseases Society of America) People newly diagnosed with cancer, particularly blood cancers, and those treated with chemotherapy have a greater risk of developing shingles, according to a new study in The Journal of Infectious Diseases. The findings may help guide efforts to prevent the often painful skin condition in cancer patients through the use of new vaccines.
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Shortage of new shingles vaccine worsens as demand soars.
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This report evaluates the fifth year of the shingles vaccination programme in England from 2017 to 2018.
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A North Carolina school where a high concentration of families claim religious exemption from vaccines is facing the state’s worst chickenpox outbreak in more than 20 years. The chickenpox outbreak has affected 36 students at Asheville Waldorf School, health officials with Buncombe County said. The outbreak ranks as North Carolina’s largest since a chickenpox vaccine became available more than 20 years ago, the Asheville Citizen Times reports. The Asheville Waldorf School has one of the highest rates in the state of families who opt out of vaccines based on religious beliefs, according to data from North Caroli...
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-- Once you have had chickenpox, you are at risk for developing shingles, a painful skin rash and nerve disease that's caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. Shingles can strike at any age, but usually affects adults after age 50, the...
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