Having to pay for your own shingles vaccine isn't ageism, tribunal rules
When Thomas Hasek decided to get immunized against shingles a few years back, he had to pay $200 for the shot. That struck him as unfair — after all, the childhood chickenpox vaccine addresses the same virus, and it's publicly funded. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Flu, Tdap, Shingles and More: A List of Vaccines for Age 50+
Every Vaccine You Need After Age 50 ... There are three vaccines every adult needs — Influenza, Tdap, and Shingles. Two others, Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B — are needed for certain risk factors. ..... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - August 13, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Shingrix Vaccine Makes Shingles Less Severe, Disruptive to Quality of Life Shingrix Vaccine Makes Shingles Less Severe, Disruptive to Quality of Life
The recombinant zoster vaccine Shingrix prevents shingles, and if people do contract the virus, it reduces the severity of illness, two company-funded studies suggest.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

#MayoClinicRadio podcast: 7/28/18
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 7/28/18 On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Pritish Tosh, an infectious diseases specialist at Mayo Clinic, discusses shingles and who should get vaccinated. Also on the podcast, Dr. John Volz, an orthodontist at Mayo Clinic, explains treatment for cleft lip and cleft palate. And?Dr. Scott Litin, an internal medicine specialist [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 30, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Shingrix vaccine makes shingles less severe, disruptive to quality of life
(Reuters Health) - The vaccine Shingrix prevents shingles, and if people do contract the virus, it reduces the severity of illness, two company-funded study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Drug maker GSK invests in gene profiling services
Drug maker GlaxoSmithKline says second-quarter revenue totaled 7.3 billion pounds ($9.6 billion), a 4 percent increase at constant currency exchange rates, amid promising performances for vaccines and a new shingles treatment (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Most Eligible IBD Patients Don't Get Shingles Vaccine Most Eligible IBD Patients Don't Get Shingles Vaccine
Just one in five patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) who are eligible for the herpes zoster (HZ) vaccine actually receive it, according to new study in VA patients.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

CDC warns of shingles vaccine shortage
Shingrix was recommended for people 50 and older beginning last fall and is more effective than the old vaccine at preventing the painful virus (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC warns of shingles vaccine shortage
The CDC is warning about a shortage of the newest shingles vaccine. Shingrix was recommended for people 50 and older beginning last fall and is more effective than the old vaccine at preventing the painful shingles virus. The demand has been greater than expected and many patients are having trouble getting the shot. Dr. David Agus joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss why the vaccine is so important for many Americans and what's behind the shortage. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EXPLOSIVE research: Chickenpox vaccine linked to widespread increase in shingles
(Natural News) If you ever had chicken pox, you probably have some unpleasant memories of the unrelenting itch and long soaks in an oatmeal bath looking for some relief. Most kids today will never know the misery of a bout of chicken pox because of the chicken pox vaccine, but it looks like all of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shortages Arise For New Shingles Vaccine
Supplies of a new and more effective shingles vaccine are running low in the United States. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clamor for GSK Shingles Shot Points to Bigger Profits Clamor for GSK Shingles Shot Points to Bigger Profits
GlaxoSmithKline is facing"unprecedented" demand for its new shingles vaccine Shingrix, suggesting the product could be a bigger money-spinner than the company and analysts initially thought.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Business of Medicine News Source Type: news

Clamor for GSK shingles shot points to bigger profits
LONDON (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline is facing "unprecedented" demand for its new shingles vaccine Shingrix, suggesting the product could be a bigger money-spinner than the company and analysts initially thought. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Vaccine Administration Errors Involving Zoster Vaccine Vaccine Administration Errors Involving Zoster Vaccine
This report indicates that some vaccine providers remain confused.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: New shingles vaccine recommended for most adults over age 50
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: How effective is the shingles vaccine? Who should get it? Is it recommended even for those who have already had shingles? ANSWER:?A new vaccine, called Shingrix, is now available that?s very effective in preventing shingles. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone age 50 and older with a [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 15, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Clinical advances in systemic lupus erythematosus
(European League Against Rheumatism) The results of two studies presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) demonstrate exciting advances for individuals suffering from systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The first is a phase II clinical study of a promising oral treatment, baricitinib. The second demonstrates the effective use of shingles vaccine in SLE patients who are particularly prone to this infection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 14, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ask Well: Is Shingles Contagious?
People who have never had chickenpox are at risk for developing the illness if they come in contact with a shingles patient ’ s blisters. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Shingles (Disease) Chicken Pox Immune System Vaccination and Immunization Source Type: news

Robust Immune Responses for Herpes Zoster Subunit Vaccine
MONDAY, May 21, 2018 -- Recipients of the herpes zoster subunit vaccine (HZ/su), consisting of varicella-zoster virus glycoprotein E (gE) and AS01B Adjuvant System, develop robust immune responses, according to a study published in the June 1 issue... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged ≥60 Years Who Ever Had the Shingles Vaccine, by Sex — National Health Interview Survey, 2008–2016
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - May 17, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged ≥60 Years Who Ever Had the Shingles Vaccine, by Sex — National Health Interview Survey, 2008–2016
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - May 17, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Infectious Diseases A-Z: Over age 50? Get your shingles vaccine
All adults over 50 are encouraged to get the new shingles vaccine, Shingrix. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends Shingrix for the prevention of herpes zoster (shingles) and related complications. "When people get shingles, it?s a very painful ordeal," says Dr. Pritish Tosh, an infectious diseases specialist at Mayo Clinic. Watch: Dr. Pritish [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 7, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Recommendations for the Use of Herpes Zoster Vaccines
May 10, 2018 2:00-3:00pm ET. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - May 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Shingles: guidance and vaccination programme
This Guidance Collection covering the characteristics, management and surveillance of shingles (herpes zoster) was updated in April 2018. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zoster Vaccination Pearls
Rx Shorts: With 2 shingles vaccines available, questions continue to multiply. Take away 4 small pearls to help answer patient questions and yours. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 1, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Matthew Baker, PharmD Tags: Immunization Infectious Disease Vaccines Source Type: news

Rx Shorts: Zoster Vaccination Pearls
Rx Shorts: With 2 shingles vaccines available, questions continue to multiply. Take away 4 small pearls to help answer patient questions and maybe yours. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 1, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Matthew Baker, PharmD Tags: Immunization Infectious Disease Vaccines Source Type: news

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. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New GSK shingles vaccine off to strong start in key U.S. market
LONDON (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline's new shingles vaccine - a priority product as the company strives to improve its drugs line-up - has won more than 90 percent U.S. market share just five months after its launch, prescription-tracking data show. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Practices to offer free shingles vaccine to over 70s
GP practices will offer the shingles vaccine throughout the year to patients over the age of 70.  Aletter by Public Health England (PHE) and NHS England sent to practices today (9 April) specified that patients aged 70 and 78 years old will now be eligible for their shingles vaccine from the date of their birthday. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - April 9, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patients Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Personal Health: Why You Should Get the New Shingles Vaccine
People 50 and older should get the new shingles vaccine whether or not they remember having had chickenpox as a child, experts say. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Shingles (Disease) Vaccination and Immunization Chicken Pox Viruses Immune System Source Type: news

Chickenpox vaccine found to cause shingles in some children
(Natural News) A case study published in the journal Pediatric Dermatology looked at shingles cases that occurred in healthy children that were vaccinated for chickenpox. In the study, the authors looked at cases of shingles that were initially thought to be skin rashes. The authors looked at seven cases of children who contracted herpes zoster (shingles) at the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hopkins Nursing—Dean on Education and Moving Forward
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - March 28, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Shingles Is Nasty, And The New Vaccine Works Well. Why Do Adults Avoid Shots?
Beyond annual flu shots, federal health officials say older adults need protection against shingles, pneumonia, tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis. But many grown-ups aren't getting vaccinated.(Image credit: Andrew Brookes/Getty Images/Cultura RF) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michelle Andrews Source Type: news

Shingles rash - symptoms of infection revealed as vaccine could HALVE your risk
SHINGLES rash is a symptom of the same virus infection as chicken pox. These are the signs of herpes zoster to look out for, after it was revealed the UK vaccine could more than halve your risk of infection. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shingrix and Zostavax: A Compare and Contrast Quiz
Take our 5-question quiz to see what you know about these 2 vaccines, the similarities and differences, and how to accommodate both, for now. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - March 8, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Terry Brenneman, MD Tags: Immunization Quiz Vaccines Source Type: news

Why the latest shingles vaccine is more than 90 percent effective
(Westmead Institute for Medical Research) A new study has shown how the body's immune system responds to the new shingles vaccine, Shingrix, making it more than 90 percent effective at protecting against the virus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

ACIP Recommended Immunization Schedule for Adults: 2018 ACIP Recommended Immunization Schedule for Adults: 2018
Review the changes in the 2018 immunization schedules for adults, including guidance on the new herpes zoster vaccine, as recommended by the ACIP.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Recommendations of the ACIP for Use of Herpes Zoster Vaccines Recommendations of the ACIP for Use of Herpes Zoster Vaccines
This report updates recommendations for herpes zoster vaccine in light of the newly approved recombinant Zoster Vaccine, Shingrix.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Shingrix: Is the Hype Justified? Shingrix: Is the Hype Justified?
Dr Paul Offit compares Shingrix with Zostavax ® and lays out the recommendations for the new vaccine.Medscape Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

New Shingles Vaccine: What You Need To Know
The new vaccine is more than 90% effective at preventing shingles and a painful complication called postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) in all age groups. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chicken pox vaccine linked with shingles at the vaccination site in some children
(Wiley) New research in Pediatric Dermatology reports several cases of shingles that developed at the original vaccination site in healthy children after they were immunized against chicken pox. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Long-term Effectiveness of the Live Zoster Vaccine Long-term Effectiveness of the Live Zoster Vaccine
A live attenuated zoster vaccine for the prevention of shingles has been licensed for older adults in the US since 2006. How effective has it been over the long-term, and does efficacy differ by age?American Journal of Epidemiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

2018 Adult ACIP Schedule Highlights New Shingles Vaccine 2018 Adult ACIP Schedule Highlights New Shingles Vaccine
The new recommendations also address the use of an extra dose of measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine during mumps outbreaks.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

ACIP Issues Updated Adult Vax Schedule
(MedPage Today) -- Changes to shingles, MMR vaccine recommendations (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - February 5, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

CHMP Backs Shingles Vaccine Shingrix for Adults 50 and Older CHMP Backs Shingles Vaccine Shingrix for Adults 50 and Older
The European Medicines Agency's CHMP voted to grant marketing authorization for the Shingrix vaccine to prevent herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 26, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

GSK's shingles vaccine gets green light from EMA panel
(Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline's shingles vaccine moved one step closer to market after a European Medicines Agency (EMA) panel on Friday gave a positive opinion on the drug, which is a key product for the British drugmaker's pipeline. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for Use of Herpes Zoster Vaccines
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - January 25, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Shingles and Shingles Vaccine: An Update Shingles and Shingles Vaccine: An Update
A recently approved shingles vaccine seems to be more effective in preventing the virus. Drs Rapuano and Meghpara from Wills Eye Hospital discuss its role for patients.Wills Eye Hospital (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - January 5, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Commentary Source Type: news

New Shingles Vaccine Is Cost Effective
Shingrix provides 90 percent protection and is given in two shots at $140 each. It is recommended for people 50 and older. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Shingles (Disease) Vaccination and Immunization Elderly Health Insurance and Managed Care Chicken Pox Source Type: news

Newer Shingles Vaccine Cheaper, More Effective
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - January 4, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news