Act Now: Simple Steps to 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. Learn about vaccination recommendations to prevent shingles and complications of herpes zoster, especially postherpetic neuralgia. Answer questions about shingles prevention and win at Jeopardy!
• Explain the risk factors, pathophysiology, and complications of herpes zoster
• Summarize the safety, efficacy, dosing, and storage of herpes zoster vaccines
• Recommend the herpes zoster vaccine routinely to appropriate individuals as recommended by ACIP
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Senior Advisor, Lankenau Medical Associates
Lankenau Medical Center
The following financial relationships have been disclosed by faculty.
Archana R. Sadhu, MD, FACE
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