Battling a Painful Enemy through Herpes Zoster Vaccination
November 17, 2019 @ 8:30 AM - 8:50 AM
It is estimated that there are more than a million new cases of herpes zoster (shingles) in the US each year. Acute pain, which affects about 90% of older adults with herpes zoster, and chronic pain, or postherpetic neuralgia, which affects about 20% of older adults with herpes zoster, have a major negative impact on patients’ quality of life. This presentation will review the recommendations for use of herpes zoster vaccines in adults in the US.