Herpes Zoster Recombinant Vaccine Seems Most Effective
THURSDAY, Nov. 8, 2018 -- The herpes zoster adjuvant recombinant subunit vaccine may be more effective than the live attenuated vaccine, though it is associated with an increased risk for adverse events at the injection site, according to a review... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Why are there so many shortages of common vaccines?
Vaccines against Hepatitis A and B, shingles, yellow fever and even rabies are just some of the injections Canadians are having a tough time finding. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Shingles Vaccine Shortage Has Seniors Scrambling
For months, demand for Shingrix, the shingles vaccine approved by the FDA in October 2017, has outpaced supply, frustrating patients and providers alike. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GSK’s shingles vaccine helps it shrug off Advair fears
UK drugmaker tightens full-year guidance towards upper end of expectations (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Trying to Get the New Shingles Vaccine? Join the Crowd
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 31, 2018 -- For weeks, Donna Greene got the brush-off when she asked the pharmacist about getting her second dose of Shingrix, the sought-after but scarce new shingles vaccine. Check back next week. Check in two weeks. We just don't... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 31, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Trying to Get the New Shingles Vaccine? Join the Crowd
Title: Trying to Get the New Shingles Vaccine? Join the CrowdCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/31/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/31/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General - October 31, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Pork gelatine in vaccines 'puts many off using them', vegetarians say
Gelatine is added as a stabiliser to prevent vaccines degrading in transportation. In the UK, the worst offenders are the nasal flu vaccine Fluenz Tetra, the shingles jab Zostavax and the MMR. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Newer shingles vaccine far more effective
The newer shingles vaccine Shingrix was far more successful in preventing the condition compared with the older vaccine Zostavax among patients 50 and older. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Systematic review of clinical studies suggests newer shingles vaccine far more effective
(Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - October 25, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Systematic review of clinical studies suggests newer shingles vaccine far more effective
(St. Michael's Hospital) A systematic review of clinical studies involving more than two million patients aged 50 years and older suggests the newer shingles vaccine Shingrix was far more successful in preventing the painful condition compared to the older vaccine Zostavax. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NATIONAL IMMUNIZATION ALERT: Zoster Shingles vaccines and non-seasonal flu vaccines are NOT COVERED by the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program
(Natural News) In the 1980s, after a series of very serious lawsuits against vaccine companies from healthcare providers due to vaccine injuries, the CDC, in cahoots with vaccine manufacturers, created the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) so that no vaccine maker could ever be sued again. From that date forward, if any U.S. person was... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Consumer Health: Shingles -- if you're over 50, get your vaccination
Shingles: Vaccination can lower your risk? Shingles is a viral infection caused by the varicella-zoster virus ? the same virus that causes chickenpox. After you've had chickenpox, the virus remains inactive in nerve tissue near your spinal cord and brain. Years later, the virus may reactivate as shingles, causing a painful skin rash along nerve [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 28, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Shingles Vaccine Shortages Result From High Demand
Shingrix, the vaccine approved last year to prevent shingles, has proved so popular that its maker, GlaxoSmithKline, has not been able to produce it quickly enough. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY Tags: Shingles (Disease) Shortages Vaccination and Immunization Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Drugstores Source Type: news

Requiring insurers to cover retail pharmacy vaccinations for adult Californians could save lives, study finds
Requiring health insurers to pay for adult vaccinations given at retail pharmacies could help prevent the spread of deadly communicable diseases such as influenza, pneumococcal infection and human papillomavirus, according to a  new study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.Many insurers do not cover pharmacy-administered vaccines; cover a limited selection of vaccines; or require people they insure to get vaccinated only at pharmacies within their insurance network, the study reports.Overall vaccination rates in state are lowThe overall vaccination rate among adult Californians is far below federa...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 30, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Shingles vaccine responsible for causing huge number of shingles cases, vaccine injuries
(Natural News) Zostavax, a popular shingles vaccine, is in hot water: The inoculation has been tied to numerous cases of vaccine injury, and even shingles itself. Merck, the company that makes Zostavax, is now facing multiple lawsuits from patients and families harmed by their product. At least 80 deaths tied to the Zostavax vaccine have been... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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