Zoster

The Pharmacy Times® Zoster resource center provides clinical news and articles, coverage from conferences and meetings, links to condition-specific resources, and videos and other content.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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).
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The COVID-19 pandemic serves as an important reminder of basic recommendations for ensuring health and wellness and protecting oneself against communicable disease transmission.
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Researchers used 2 pairs of genetic scissors to remove latent herpes simplex virus 1, an approach they say should move toward clinical trials.
 
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A study showed that pharmacists in the state of Wisconsin are most likely to administer zoster and influenza vaccines to customers. 
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A new treatment that targets the physical properties of the herpes virus, not just the virus proteins, shows promise. 
 
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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.
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In a recent study, researchers found that Zoster Vaccine Live, a type of shingles vaccine, may prevent stroke in some older adults.
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Although shingles can affect any age group, risks increase with age.
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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.