The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices now recommends use of Shingrix for adults aged 50 and over.
Lidocaine and capsaicin patches are effective for postherpetic neuralgia.
What causes the dormant Varicella zoster virus to erupt as shingles?
The availability of a better shingles vaccine may attract more people to be vaccinated.
A pill-like device that pumps vaccine into the mouth may make syringes obsolete.
Over 55 years, 450,000 people stayed alive and 200 million people stayed well in the United States because of vaccines.
The Army has made significant progress on the Zika vaccine in just 10 months. Details here.
A clinical study, recently begun in South Africa, is testing whether an experimental vaccine regimen safely prevents HIV infection.