GSK's shingles vaccine approved for use in China in adults aged 50 and above
GlaxoSmithKline Plc said on Thursday its shingles vaccine had been approved for use in China in adults aged 50 and above. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

What Older Adults Need To Know About Measles And Shingles Vaccines
Here's what you need to know about vaccinations for measles and shingles, which can be serious for older adults. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Next Avenue, Contributor Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: What are eye shingles?
Shingles is caused by the varicella-zoster virus -- the same virus that causes chickenpox. If you've had chickenpox, the virus can lie dormant in your body's nerve tissue for years when suddenly it's triggered by stress or a weakened immune system, and manifests as shingles. A new shingles vaccine called Shingrix is recommended for anyone [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 15, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Zostavax (Zoster Vaccine Live) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - March 18, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Shingles Vaccine (Zoster Shingles Vaccine Live, Zostavax)
Title: Shingles Vaccine (Zoster Shingles Vaccine Live, Zostavax)Category: MedicationsCreated: 11/9/2010 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/13/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - March 13, 2019 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Shingles vaccine: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
Shingles is a viral infection that causes a painful blistery rash. According to the?Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,?almost 1 out of every 3 people in the U.S. will develop?shingles?in their lifetime. And the risk goes up with age.? In this Mayo Clinic Radio Radio Health Minute,?Dr. Pritish Tosh, an infectious diseases specialist at Mayo [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - February 5, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Post-Onset Shingles Rx Fails to Cut Ischemic Stroke Risk Post-Onset Shingles Rx Fails to Cut Ischemic Stroke Risk
The higher risk for stroke with herpes zoster was not attenuated by antivirals or Zostavax vaccination in older patients, but that shouldn't slow vaccination rates or further study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Update: Common Shingrix Reactions--Which Can Be Prevented? Update: Common Shingrix Reactions--Which Can Be Prevented?
If administered incorrectly, Shingrix can produce some painful local reactions. Make sure your staff knows the differences between the two herpes zoster vaccines.CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Shingles vaccine side effects mostly mild, yet 3% of complaints were serious, CDC says
Reported side effects of the Shringrix shingles vaccine in its first eight months of doctors' office use were mostly unremarkable, but 3% of the complaints were serious, according to a Thursday report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treating shingles after it appears doesn't reduce increased stroke risk
(American Heart Association) Stroke risk increased significantly in the days, weeks and months after shingles appeared, despite use of the shingles vaccine and antiviral therapy to treat it, according to preliminary research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Herpes zoster infection
This review covers who is at risk, typical presentation, complications, infectiousness, when to prescribe antivirals and which antiviral, when to refer, use of analgesia, latest vaccine recommendations and the difference between Zostavax and Shingrix. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Shingles Vaccine On the Way, Maker Says
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. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer Patients May Face Greater Risk of Shingles
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... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 9, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Changing Epidemiology of Herpes Zoster After Vaccine Adoption in the U.S. Changing Epidemiology of Herpes Zoster After Vaccine Adoption in the U.S.
Shingles is becoming less common in both adults and children in the U.S., according to results from a database study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Higher Risk of Shingles Seen in Patients With Certain Cancers
(MedPage Today) -- Vaccine development may help with prevention of herpes zoster in this population (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - December 14, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Cancer patients face higher risk for shingles, new vaccines hold promise for prevention
(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. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

‘All I want for Christmas’ is the shingles vaccine, but it’s nearly impossible to find
Shortage of new shingles vaccine worsens as demand soars. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

Herpes zoster (shingles) immunisation programme 2017 to 2018: evaluation report
This report evaluates the fifth year of the shingles vaccination programme in England from 2017 to 2018. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chickenpox Outbreak Hits North Carolina School With High Vaccination Exemption Rate
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...
Source: TIME: Health - November 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized chickenpox North Carolina onetime vaccines Source Type: news

Health Tip: When to Get the Shingles Vaccine
-- 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... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: When to Get the Shingles Vaccine
Title: Health Tip: When to Get the Shingles VaccineCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/19/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/19/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - November 19, 2018 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Shingles vaccine: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
According to the?Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,?almost 1 out of every 3 people in the U.S. will develop?shingles?in their lifetime. And the risk goes up with age. Vaccines can reduce the risk of shingles, while early treatment can shorten a shingles infection and lessen the chance of complications. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Radio [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 9, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

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 26, 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