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What are the new vaccination recommendations for herpes zoster?

Mospan, Cortney M., PharmD, BCACP, BCGP; Colvin, Natasha, PharmD

Journal of the American Academy of PAs: October 2018 - Volume 31 - Issue 10 - p 14–15
doi: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000545079.16968.0e
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ABSTRACT A new vaccine to prevent herpes zoster (shingles) has been included in the 2018 Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices' adult immunization schedule as the preferred herpes zoster vaccination for all immunocompetent adults age 50 years and older. This article discusses new vaccination recommendations for herpes zoster.

Cortney M. Mospan is an assistant professor of pharmacy at Wingate (N.C.) University School of Pharmacy. Natasha Colvin is an assistant professor of pharmacy practice at South University School of Pharmacy in Columbia, S.C. The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

Mary Lou Brubaker, PharmD, PA-C, department editor

Copyright © 2018 American Academy of Physician Assistants
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