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Human Studies

2019 Aug 23




Long-term effectiveness of zoster vaccine live for postherpetic neuralgia prevention.


Klein NP, Bartlett J, Fireman B, Marks MA, Hansen J, Lewis E, Aukes L, Saddier P
Vaccine. 2019 Aug 23; 37(36):5422-5427.
PMID: 31301920.


Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) occurs in 5-30% of individuals with herpes zoster (HZ) and is characterized by long-lasting pain. Zoster vaccine live (ZVL) is licensed for people 50 years and older to prevent HZ and PHN. This study evaluated vaccine effectiveness (VE) of ZVL against PHN.