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.

What Is Disseminated Zoster?

April 01, 2020

Less common but more communicable than localized zoster

10 Facts About Varicella Zoster Virus

March 30, 2020

Things to know about the root cause of chickenpox and shingles

Why Does the Varicella Zoster Virus Reactivate as Shingles?

March 03, 2020

Vaccination is first line of defense.

Re-exposure to Chickenpox Boosts Immunity to Shingles

March 02, 2020

British study supports exogenous boosting theory.

Is Shingles Contagious?

February 10, 2020

Shingles is not contagious; however, the potential for exposing a person to another viral infection that leads to shingles is very real.

Early Signs and Symptoms of Shingles

February 03, 2020

Quick intervention can reduce duration and severity of shingles.

What’s the Cost of Herpes Zoster?

January 17, 2020

The impact of herpes zoster can be measured in a number of different ways.

Diabetes a Serious Risk Factor for Herpes Zoster

January 15, 2020

Shingles vaccination recommended by CDC and ADCES.

Coadministering Shingrix and Influenza Vaccines

December 03, 2019

Conveniently for pharmacists and their patients, both the flu shot and Shingrix (RZV) can be administered during the same clinical visit.

Side Effects: Shingles vs. Vaccination

December 03, 2019

Side-by-side comparisons may persuade patients to receive the vaccine.