Across the United States, including St. Albans, Vermont, a shortage of Shingrix Vaccine has left many patients without effective protection from shingles. The purpose of this project was to identify how patients could obtain the vaccine within a reasonable amount of time, and avoid being placed on long wait-lists at pharmacies. Four different pharmacies in St. Albans were contacted. Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians explained what patients can do to receive the vaccine with less hassle. These tips will be given to patients in handouts at NOTCH along with information about the significant benefits of Shingrix vs the previous Zostravax.
Northern Tier Center for Health (NOTCH)
Shingrix, Zostravax, shingles, vermont, st. albans, elderly, vaccination, chicken pox, preventative care
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Hussein, Ibrahim Sobhi-Luther, "Availability of Shingrix Vaccine in St. Albans and its Benefits vs Zostavax" (2019). Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects. 485.