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Vaccination against varicella decreases herpes zoster among children

KEY POINT

The incidence of herpes zoster was 78% lower in children who were vaccinated against varicella, compared with unvaccinated children, according to results of a population-based study published in Pediatrics.

SOURCES

Weinmann S, et al. Incidence of herpes zoster among children: 2003–2014. Pediatrics. 2019;[Epub ahead of print].

Gershon AA. Varicella vaccine: what have you done for me lately? Pediatrics. 2019;[Epub ahead of print].