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Improving Vaccination Rates for Unvaccinated and Undervaccinated Groups and Other Vulnerable Populations
Pharmacists have become widely accepted as immunization advocates, educators, and administrators, and an increasing proportion of influenza vaccines are being administered in community pharmacies nationwide.
Counseling pearls and considerations for the shingles vaccine, such as navigating insurance coverage, managing adverse events, and handling a missed dose in the series, are discussed.
Study findings could lead to new treatments and vaccines for other herpesviruses, as well as HIV, coronaviruses, and other conditions, all of which rely on the same protein.
At the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices' June 2020 meeting, the agenda included discussions of the meningococcal vaccine, influenza vaccine, and coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID- 19).
The COVID-19 pandemic serves as an important reminder of basic recommendations for ensuring health and wellness and protecting oneself against communicable disease transmission.
Researchers used 2 pairs of genetic scissors to remove latent herpes simplex virus 1, an approach they say should move toward clinical trials.
A study showed that pharmacists in the state of Wisconsin are most likely to administer zoster and influenza vaccines to customers.
A new treatment that targets the physical properties of the herpes virus, not just the virus proteins, shows promise.
According to researchers at the Asan Medical Center in Seoul, South Korea, patients who have left their shingles symptoms untreated have an increased risk of dementia.
In a recent study, researchers found that Zoster Vaccine Live, a type of shingles vaccine, may prevent stroke in some older adults.
Although shingles can affect any age group, risks increase with age.
Evaluating the Efficacy of Adjunctive Therapies Used to Treat COVID-19: The Role of Vitamin C and Zinc
Vitamin C and zinc are among the adjuvant treatments being evaluated for patients with COVID-19 due to their various immune-enhancing properties and possible antiviral effects.