The Importance of Vaccination Vigilance in Today’s Primary Care Practice: Focus on Shingles Prevention
Because cell-mediated immunity declines with age, individuals aged 50 years and older are at increased risk for the reactivation of the latent varicella zoster virus that causes shingles. Immunocompromised and immunosuppressed individuals are at increased risk as well. Learn about vaccination recommendations to prevent shingles and complications of herpes zoster, especially postherpetic neuralgia.
Professor and Chair
Department of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine
Director, Comprehensive Care
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Senior Advisor, Lankenau Medical Associates
Lankenau Medical Center
Miller Medical Communications, LLC
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