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The new shingles vaccine: What PCPs need to know

Doug Campos-Outcalt, MD, MPA, is a member of the US Community Preventive Services Task Force, a clinical professor at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, and a senior lecturer with the University of Arizona College of Public Health. He’s also an assistant editor at The Journal of Family Practice.

The speaker reported no potential conflict of interest relevant to this audio.

In his latest audiocast, Doug Campos-Outcalt, MD, MPA, reviews the newly FDA-approved herpes zoster subunit vaccine and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice’s somewhat surprising recommendation regarding its use.


 

Resources

  1. US Food and Drug Administration. Shingrix. Available at: https://www.fda.gov/BiologicsBloodVaccines/Vaccines/ApprovedProducts/ucm581491.htm. Accessed November 17, 2017.
  2. Hales CM, Harpaz R, Ortego-Sanchez I, et al. Update on recommendations for the use of herpes zoster vaccine. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2014;63:729-731.
  3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Herpes Zoster Work Group Activity Update. June 21, 2017. Available at: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/acip/meetings/downloads/slides-2017-06/zoster-01-belongia.pdf. Accessed October 27, 2017.
  4. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Vaccination. Available at: https://www.cdc.gov/shingles/vaccination.html. Accessed November 17, 2017.
  5. Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). Atlanta, Ga; October 25-26, 2017. Available at: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/acip/meetings/downloads/agenda-archive/agenda-2017-10.pdf. Accessed November 20, 2017.

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