Shingles

US Shingles Update: Cases Up, but Vaccination Rates Increasing

September 08, 2020

Decades after the introduction of the chickenpox vaccine and 14 years after the first shingles vaccine was approved in the United States, it’s time to take stock of where the country is in respect to shingles infections

Chronic Inflammatory Skin Diseases and Shingles Risk

September 03, 2020

Study suggests higher hospitalization rate for some skin diseases.

Risk Factors for Developing Shingles

August 11, 2020

Age, gender, race, and general health make the list of potential risk factors for shingles.

Shingles Vaccinations on the Rise in United States

August 10, 2020

The report showed that the vaccination rate has quintupled over the last decade.

Postherpetic Neuralgia Overview

July 07, 2020

The lowdown on shingles’ most common complication.

New Test Available for Varicella Zoster Virus Detection

July 06, 2020

ZosterGent Reagent, a fast fluorescent antibody test for the detection and confirmation of the varicella zoster virus, is now available for use with high-risk patients, including those who are immunocompromised.

Shingrix Delivers Persistent Immune Responses in Seniors

June 04, 2020

Recombinant herpes zoster (HZ) vaccine (Shingrix) induced a strong and persistent immune response in older adults, regardless of previous receipt of live-attenuated HZ vaccine.

COVID-19 and Herpes Zoster

June 01, 2020

Can coronavirus-related stress cause shingles?

The Importance of Early Treatment for Shingles

April 21, 2020

Early treatment of shingles reduces symptoms and risk of serious complications.

Making the Shingrix Call

April 20, 2020

Pharmacist reminders boost shingles vaccination compliance.