Less common but more communicable than localized zoster
Things to know about the root cause of chickenpox and shingles
Vaccination is first line of defense.
British study supports exogenous boosting theory.
Shingles is not contagious; however, the potential for exposing a person to another viral infection that leads to shingles is very real.
Quick intervention can reduce duration and severity of shingles.
The impact of herpes zoster can be measured in a number of different ways.
Shingles vaccination recommended by CDC and ADCES.
Conveniently for pharmacists and their patients, both the flu shot and Shingrix (RZV) can be administered during the same clinical visit.
Side-by-side comparisons may persuade patients to receive the vaccine.