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Papers: 22 Feb 2020 - 28 Feb 2020

Human Studies


PLoS One



Burden of disease from shingles and post-herpetic neuralgia in the over 80 year olds in the UK.


Matthews I, Duong M, Parsons VL, Nozad B, Qizilbash N, Patel Y, Guimicheva B
PLoS One. 2020; 15(2):e0229224.
PMID: 32097441.


The current UK vaccination programme for herpes zoster (HZ) excludes people aged ≥80 years. This study aimed to quantify the number of individuals ≥80 years who missed HZ vaccination and the consequent epidemiological and economic burden of HZ and post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN).