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Shingles Articles


Shingles vaccine not reaching patients most in need

14th May 2014

Study published by BMJ suggests vaccine for shingles is not getting to the patients who need it the most.

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Higher stroke risk for young adults who've had shingles

7th January 2014

People who have shingles before age 40 may have higher risk of stroke.

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Officials say shingles vaccine will be available from November

31st October 2013

Shingles vaccine to be available from November or December.

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UK wide vaccine campaign against shingles starts

2nd September 2013

A £25m shingles vaccination campaign starts this week in the UK.

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People in their 70s to get shingles jab

30th April 2013

From this September the shingles vaccine will be routine for people in their 70s.

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Shingles vaccine for over-70s

27th July 2012

Vaccinations could be available by 2013 for everyone in their 70s. Only one jab is necessary, unlike the flu jab which is needed every year.

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Shingles linked to MS

17th June 2011

A study in Taiwan says people who get shingles are more likely to develop MS.

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COPD patients at risk of shingles

23rd February 2011

A study shows patients with COPD are at greater risk of shingles than general population.

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Q&A on shingles

19th July 2010

Questions on shingles answered by leading specialists.

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UK news 23/4/10

24th April 2010

A round up of UK health news over past week.

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