Vaccination in pregnancy (VIP), PHE (updated 31st December 2020)
This guidance contains advice for health professionals on pregnant women who are vaccinated against coronavirus (COVID-19), chicken pox (varicella), shingles or measles, mumps, rubella. Recent updates: 31st December 2020 - updated Vaccination in pregnancy (VIP) notification form. 18th December 2020 - updated VIP notification form and added COVID-19 vaccine information. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Don ’t Let the Pandemic Stop Your Shots
Even as older adults await the coronavirus vaccine, many are skipping the standard ones. That ’s not wise, health experts say. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paula Span Tags: your-feed-science Whooping Cough Shingles (Disease) Diphtheria Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Influenza Elderly Epidemics Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Pneumonia your-feed-healthcare Vaccination and Immunization Hepatitis Tetanus Minorities Source Type: news

Cost-effective or not? New research on national vaccination programs
(University of Gothenburg) Immunizing children against chickenpox would save money, but offering shingles vaccinations to all 65-year-olds would not. These are examples of findings in a University of Gothenburg thesis exploring the cost-effectiveness of Sweden's national vaccination programs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 23, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Sir Cliff Richard health: ‘I had shingles all over my head and face’ Star's condition
SIR CLIFF RICHARD health: The iconic artist has entertained audiences for well over four decades. He has recalled how the time of his sex assault accusation caused immense stress for him and later developed shingles. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Officials Track Safety as COVID-19 Vaccines Roll Out
By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer As COVID-19 vaccinations roll out to more and more people, health authorities are keeping close watch for any unexpected side effects. On Tuesday, a health worker in Alaska suffered a severe allergic reaction after receiving the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. She is in the hospital for another night under observation while another worker, vaccinated Wednesday, has recovered. Doctors already knew to be on the lookout after Britain reported two similar cases last week. Related: Emergency Considerations in COVID-19 Vaccine Administration In the U.S., vaccine recipients are supposed ...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 17, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Source Type: news

Health Officials Track Safety as COVID-19 Vaccines Roll Out
By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer As COVID-19 vaccinations roll out to more and more people, health authorities are keeping close watch for any unexpected side effects. On Tuesday, a health worker in Alaska suffered a severe allergic reaction after receiving the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. She is in the hospital for another night under observation while another worker, vaccinated Wednesday, has recovered. Doctors already knew to be on the lookout after Britain reported two similar cases last week. Related: Emergency Considerations in COVID-19 Vaccine Administration In the U.S., vaccine recipients are supposed ...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 17, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Source Type: news

Health Officials Track Safety as COVID-19 Vaccines Roll Out
By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer As COVID-19 vaccinations roll out to more and more people, health authorities are keeping close watch for any unexpected side effects. On Tuesday, a health worker in Alaska suffered a severe allergic reaction after receiving the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. She is in the hospital for another night under observation while another worker, vaccinated Wednesday, has recovered. Doctors already knew to be on the lookout after Britain reported two similar cases last week. Related: Emergency Considerations in COVID-19 Vaccine Administration In the U.S., vaccine recipients are supposed ...
Source: JEMS Latest News - December 17, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Source Type: news

Health Officials Track Safety as COVID-19 Vaccines Roll Out
By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer As COVID-19 vaccinations roll out to more and more people, health authorities are keeping close watch for any unexpected side effects. On Tuesday, a health worker in Alaska suffered a severe allergic reaction after receiving the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. She is in the hospital for another night under observation while another worker, vaccinated Wednesday, has recovered. Doctors already knew to be on the lookout after Britain reported two similar cases last week. Related: Emergency Considerations in COVID-19 Vaccine Administration In the U.S., vaccine recipients are supposed ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 17, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Source Type: news

Health Officials Track Safety as COVID-19 Vaccines Roll Out
By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer As COVID-19 vaccinations roll out to more and more people, health authorities are keeping close watch for any unexpected side effects. On Tuesday, a health worker in Alaska suffered a severe allergic reaction after receiving the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. She is in the hospital for another night under observation while another worker, vaccinated Wednesday, has recovered. Doctors already knew to be on the lookout after Britain reported two similar cases last week. Related: Emergency Considerations in COVID-19 Vaccine Administration In the U.S., vaccine recipients are supposed ...
Source: JEMS Operations - December 17, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Source Type: news

Health Officials Track Safety as COVID-19 Vaccines Roll Out
By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer As COVID-19 vaccinations roll out to more and more people, health authorities are keeping close watch for any unexpected side effects. On Tuesday, a health worker in Alaska suffered a severe allergic reaction after receiving the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. She is in the hospital for another night under observation while another worker, vaccinated Wednesday, has recovered. Doctors already knew to be on the lookout after Britain reported two similar cases last week. Related: Emergency Considerations in COVID-19 Vaccine Administration In the U.S., vaccine recipients are supposed ...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - December 17, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Source Type: news

When a bout of shingles is a sign you've had silent Covid-19
Annette Guest, 69, a retired sales manager, developed shingles three weeks after having Covid-like symptoms - a pounding headache that lasted days and a sore throat - in early March. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Moderna Says Its COVID-19 Vaccine Is 94.5% Effective In Early Tests
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Featured Healthcare Status Syndicated CBSN Boston Coronavirus Coronavirus Vaccine Moderna Moderna Therapeutics Source Type: news

Early Data Suggests Moderna ’s COVID-19 Vaccine Is Nearly 95% Effective—And You Can Keep It in the Fridge
For the second time this month, there’s promising news from a COVID-19 vaccine candidate: Moderna said Monday its shots provide strong protection, a dash of hope against the grim backdrop of coronavirus surges in the U.S. and around the world. Moderna said its vaccine appears to be 94.5% effective, according to preliminary data from the company’s still ongoing study. A week ago, competitor Pfizer Inc. announced its own COVID-19 vaccine appeared similarly effective — news that puts both companies on track to seek permission within weeks for emergency use in the U.S. Dr. Stephen Hoge, Moderna’s presid...
Source: TIME: Science - November 16, 2020 Category: Science Authors: LAURAN NEERGAARD / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 News News Desk wire Source Type: news

Early Data Suggests Moderna ’s COVID-19 Vaccine Is Nearly 95% Effective—And You Can Keep It in the Fridge
For the second time this month, there’s promising news from a COVID-19 vaccine candidate: Moderna said Monday its shots provide strong protection, a dash of hope against the grim backdrop of coronavirus surges in the U.S. and around the world. Moderna said its vaccine appears to be 94.5% effective, according to preliminary data from the company’s still ongoing study. A week ago, competitor Pfizer Inc. announced its own COVID-19 vaccine appeared similarly effective — news that puts both companies on track to seek permission within weeks for emergency use in the U.S. Dr. Stephen Hoge, Moderna’s presid...
Source: TIME: Health - November 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: LAURAN NEERGAARD / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 News News Desk wire Source Type: news

Pandemic Stress Takes Its Toll Pandemic Stress Takes Its Toll
Throughout the pandemic, people who never had the coronavirus have been reporting a host of unrelated symptoms: excruciating headaches, episodes of hair loss, sudden outbreaks of shingles, and more.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 16, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Shingles symptoms: Is shingles contagious?
SHINGLES is an infection that causes a rash in your skin for up to a month. Is shingles contagious? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One Dose Of Coronavirus Vaccine Likely Won ’ t Be Enough; ‘ We ’ re Looking At Double Shots ’
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Coronavirus Coronavirus Vaccine Source Type: news

Can You Have a Mild Case of Shingles?
Title: Can You Have a Mild Case of Shingles?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 8/21/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/21/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - August 21, 2020 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

What Does a Shingles Rash Look Like at First?
Title: What Does a Shingles Rash Look Like at First?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 8/11/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/11/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - August 11, 2020 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

DR ELLIE CANNON: How long will it be before I'm free from the pain of shingles?
DR ELLIE CANNON: During lockdown a larger-than-usual number of my patients got shingles. The condition lives dormant in our bodies and can, for a variety of reasons, become reactivated. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

About One Third of Older Americans Receive Shingles Vaccine About One Third of Older Americans Receive Shingles Vaccine
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 (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - July 13, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

One Third of Older People Get Shingles Vaccine
About One Third of Older Americans Receive Shingles Vaccine (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - July 13, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

2008 to 2018 Saw Increase in Shingles Vaccination in Over 60s
THURSDAY, July 9, 2020 -- From 2008 to 2018, there was an increase in shingles vaccination among adults aged 60 years and older, with demographic, socioeconomic, and geographic variations in vaccination rates, according to a July data brief... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 9, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Herpes Zoster Infection With MS Treatment Higher in Women? Herpes Zoster Infection With MS Treatment Higher in Women?
A review of FDA reports also shows notably higher rates of shingles in women among younger patients taking disease-modifying therapies for multiple sclerosis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - June 4, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

From migraines to asthma to shingles: The physical toll coronavirus-related stress takes on your body and how to combat it
The constant stress of living in the age of coronavirus is affecting more than your mental health and emotional coping abilities. It's likely taking a toll on your body as well. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

I had to suffer shingles alone in quarantine, but I made it
When the backache started, she blamed long flights. But within days, Sarah Jorgensen found herself battling shingles and afraid to visit a doctor because of the coronavirus. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus and a case of shingles left me more alone than any time in my life
The back pain started a few days after I began working from home. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shingles Vaccine Linked to Lower Stroke Risk Shingles Vaccine Linked to Lower Stroke Risk
New evidence suggests the Zoster Vaccine Live — administered to prevent shingles — could also reduce the risk of stroke in older adults.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 17, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Shingles Vaccine Bonus: Reduced Risk of Stroke?
Title: Shingles Vaccine Bonus: Reduced Risk of Stroke?Category: Health NewsCreated: 2/12/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/13/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - February 13, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Shingles Vaccine Bonus: Reduced Risk of Stroke?
Overall stroke risk dropped 20% among patients under age 80 who got the shingles vaccine. In patients 80 and older, risk was cut by about 10%, said researchers. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shingles Vaccine Bonus: Reduced Risk of Stroke?
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2020 -- Seniors who get the shingles vaccine may gain stroke protection as well, a new study suggests. Shingles is a viral infection tied to heightened risk of stroke. But overall stroke risk dropped 20% among patients under age... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 12, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Adult Exposure to Chickenpox Cuts Shingles Risk
TUESDAY, Jan. 28, 2020 -- The relative incidence of shingles is lower in adults after exposure to a household contact with chickenpox, but full protection is not achieved, according to a study published online Jan. 22 in The BMJ. Harriet Forbes,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Parents of children with chickenpox less likely to develop shingles
Adults exposed to a child with chickenpox in the home are around 30 percent less likely to develop shingles over 20 years, a new analysis has revealed. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exposure to chickenpox as adult does not fully protect against shingles
Adults re-exposed to the herpes zoster virus found to be around 30% less likely to develop shingles Related items fromOnMedica GPs are dealing with growing flu rates Experts predict 'invigorated' winter flu Illness poorly managed in those with learning disability Flu activity appears to be nearing its peak Doctors can help overcome ‘vaccine hesitancy’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 22, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

UTHSC College of Pharmacy partnering with Kroger Health Nationwide
(University of Tennessee Health Science Center) The College of Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has partnered with Kroger Health, the healthcare arm of The Kroger Co., on a nationwide, randomized controlled study across more than 2,200 community pharmacy locations to improve second-dose vaccination completion rates for the shingles vaccine. Elements of the project are funded through a grant from GlaxoSmithKline. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Herpes zoster (shingles) immunisation programme 2018 to 2019: evaluation reports
These reports provide an evaluation of the shingles vaccination programme in England from 2018 to 2019. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the early signs and symptoms of shingles?
The symptoms of shingles in the early stages can vary hugely among individuals but typically include burning or pain in an area on one side of the body. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Shingles Source Type: news

Health Tip: Treating Shingles
-- More than a million cases of shingles are diagnosed in the United States every year, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Anyone who has had chickenpox is susceptible to getting the disease. To treat shingles, doctors will usually... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 29, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Herpes zoster vaccine reduces chances of shingles after stem cell transplants
This NIHR Signal says that the risk of shingles is about 10% per year in adults after autologous stem cell transplant. The evidence summary indicates that two doses of deactivated herpes zoster vaccine could be a safe and effective way to reduce that risk by about two thirds.This effect is similar to another, heat-treated, non-live vaccine. Either vaccine could reduce the pain and need for medical treatment associated with shingles, and long-lasting complications such as post-herpetic neuralgia. It's not yet known if people need to continue taking acyclovir as well. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Shingles Vaccine: What You Need to Know New Shingles Vaccine: What You Need to Know
The shingles vaccine Shingrix was approved in 2017. Doctors say they are learning more about how it works, its safety risks, and how it compares to Zostavax.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - November 15, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

GSK sees breakthrough in shingles vaccine output in 2024
GlaxoSmithKline said further growth from its shingles vaccine, which has boosted earnings, would be reined in by limited capacity until 2024, but a new bioreactor facility would then be ready to bring a step change in production. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

GSK raises outlook again amid strong demand for shingles drug
UK drugmaker also boosted by performance of consumer health and vaccines divisions (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What side effects can the shingles vaccine cause?
The shingles vaccine is effective, but it can cause side effects. Learn about the possible mild, serious, and long term side effects here. Also, learn who may benefit the most from the vaccine and who should avoid it. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Shingles Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about viral rash in adults and babies
A range of viral infections, including shingles, chickenpox, and measles, can cause a skin rash. Learn more about the types, symptoms, and treatment of a viral rash here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

DR ELLIE CANNON: How do I shake off my shingles?  
A 74-year-old reader asks DR ELLIE CANNON about possible alternative treatments for shingles after the medication prescribed by her doctor left them with severe vertigo. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shingles Vaccine Not the Only Immunization Linked With Gout Flare Shingles Vaccine Not the Only Immunization Linked With Gout Flare
The recombinant shingles vaccine (RZV) is associated with an increased risk of gout flare, and a new study suggests other vaccines may trigger flares as well, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - August 21, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes eyebrow pain?
There are many possible causes of eyebrow pain, including sinusitis, headaches, shingles, and glaucoma. Learn about these and other causes, as well as how to get relief, here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Headache / Migraine Source Type: news

I thought the rashes were insect bites. I actually had shingles, and it was horrible.
Too late for the vaccine to prevent the painful nerve condition, I had to focus on long-term treatment. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christine Lehmann Source Type: news

GSK lifts outlook after vaccines drive strong quarter
Shingles and meningitis treatments help offset blow from generic version of key drug (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - July 24, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news