Uptake of shingles vaccination is more likely if proactively offered in primary care

The shingles vaccination programme is intended for people aged between 70 and 80 years, but uptake in this group has been low. This survey found that people were more likely to have had the vaccine if it was proactively offered by a GP or nurse.
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Authors: Yin D, Van Oorschot D, Jiang N, Marijam A, Saha D, Wu Z, Tang H, Diaz-Decaro J, Watson P, Xie X, Ren Y, He Y, Feng Y Abstract INTRODUCTION: Herpes zoster (HZ) or shingles occurs as a result of reactivation after a primary infection with varicella zoster virus (chickenpox). The burden of HZ in older adults in China is not well understood. We conducted a systematic literature review to understand the burden of disease related to HZ, its complications, and associated costs in China. AREAS COVERED: Using publications retrieved from Chinese and English literature databases, we described incidence and preval...
Source: Expert Review of Anti-Infective Therapy - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther Source Type: research
ConclusionsVaccination rates among Canadian patients with RA are suboptimal.
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Source: The American Journal of Bioethics : AJOB - Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Tags: Am J Bioeth Source Type: research
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Authors: Malm H, Navin MC Abstract Some societies tolerate or encourage high levels of chickenpox infection among children to reduce rates of shingles among older adults. This tradeoff is unethical. The varicella zoster virus (VZV) causes both chickenpox and shingles. After people recover from chickenpox, VZV remains in their nerve cells. If their immune systems become unable to suppress the virus, they develop shingles. According to the Exogenous Boosting Hypothesis (EBH), a person's ability to keep VZV suppressed can be 'boosted' through exposure to active chickenpox infections. We argue that even if this hypothe...
Source: American Journal of Bioethics - Category: Medical Ethics Tags: Am J Bioeth Source Type: research
This report describes trends in shingles vaccination as well as variation by demographic, socioeconomic, and geographic characteristics among adults aged 60 and over. PMID: 32730737 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: NCHS data brief - Category: American Health Tags: NCHS Data Brief Source Type: research
A new CDC report looks at the proportion of people 60 and older who report shingles vaccination, as well as how rates vary in regard to sex, ethnicity, and other factors.Medscape Medical News
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About One Third of Older Americans Receive Shingles Vaccine
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CONCLUSION: prompt diagnosis, through fundus examination and FA, and proper antiviral therapy were the mainstays to counteract the posterior uveitis. Nowadays, vaccination is a safe weapon to efficaciously reduce the ZVZ incidence among general population. PMID: 32644840 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Ocul Immunol Inflamm Source Type: research
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