The prevention and management of herpes zoster

Sanjaya N Senanayake
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (6): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2008.tb02062.x
Published online: 15 September 2008

To the Editor: Cunningham and colleagues discussed the rationale for using a live attenuated vaccine against varicella zoster virus (VZV) in preventing herpes zoster (HZ) in an older population.1 They also noted the difficulties in using a live vaccine in immunocompromised adults.

  • Sanjaya N Senanayake

  • Canberra Hospital, Canberra, ACT.


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