Great news in the world of vaccines! In the ZOE-70 Study, the herpes zoster subunit vaccine (HZ/su) was showed to decrease the risk of herpes zoster by 89.8% in adults 70 years of age and older.
Herpes zoster, or shingles, results from the reactivation of latent varicella–zoster virus (VZV) and is recognized as a painful rash on the skin (postherpetic neuralgia). It also affects nerve fibers , causing burning pain that lasts long after the rash and blisters of shingles disappear.
See the video below to learn more about this study and some of the exciting results!
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