Experimental Shingles Vaccine Proves Effective in Nationwide Study
Skin Care and Shingles
Stronger version of chickenpox vaccine cuts incidence and severity of shingles in older adults
In one of the largest adult vaccine clinical trials ever, researchers have found that an experimental vaccine against shingles (zoster vaccine) prevented about half of cases of shingles, a painful nerve and skin infection, and dramatically reduced its severity and complications in vaccinated persons who got the disease. The findings appear in the June 2 issue of "The New England Journal of Medicine."
The Shingles Prevention Study, conducted over 5