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October 14th, 2019

Common Questions About the Shingles Vaccine — Answered Here!

Here’s an interesting email from my friend and ID-colleague Dr. Carlos Del Rio (shared with his permission): Went Tuesday to see my PCP for a routine visit and had my second dose of Shingrix that day. I had gotten my first dose about 3 months ago and had severe chills and even a fever of 38.5 […]


September 17th, 2017

Subunit Zoster Vaccine Soon to Be Approved — Should Patients Wait for It?

For the last year or so, conversations with patients about getting the zoster vaccine have gone something like this: Patient: So should I get the shingles vaccine? I saw an ad for it on TV. Me:  Well, yes … and no. Patient (confused — he/she has never heard me say anything but an enthusiastic “Yes!” to […]


March 26th, 2011

Zoster Vaccine for Age 50 and Up? A Resounding “Yea” Vote Here

I was getting off the elevator at the hospital the other day, and a cardiologist greeted me with the phrase every ID doctor in the world will instantly recognize: Can I ask you a quick question? It was actually a series of questions, and, as is often the case, it wasn’t so “quick”.  But I was happy […]


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