Resource Summary

Clinical Question:
What are the benefits of the zoster vaccine to our patients?

Over 3 years^ zoster vaccine will prevent one herpes zoster for every 60-70 patients vaccinated^ and one postherpetic neuralgia in 350. Long-term benefits and effectiveness in specific patient populations (immunocompromised^ previous HZ) are unclear.

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Publication Date: 2012-11-12
Last Updated on PCR: 2017-04-01 11:25:00