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Herpes zoster (shingles) is a viral infection that results in a painful rash and has a myriad of long-term complications, including post-herpetic neuralgia- chronic pain that does not resolved despite resolution of the rash. Over the last 20 years, incidence of shingles has increased by nearly 50% and now there are 2 vaccines available to prevent shingles. Shingrix was approved by the FDA in 2017 and has garnered public attention for its efficacy. I developed a brochure that gives patients information about shingles, Shingrix, and answers some frequently asked questions.
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shingles, shingrix, vaccine, elderly, varicella, zoster, rash
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Jost, Sarah Natasha, "Shingrix: Educating Patients on the New Shingles Vaccine" (2018). Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects. 360.