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Evaluation of the effect of the herpes zoster vaccination programme 3 years after its introduction in England: a population-based study

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BACKGROUND:In 2013, a herpes zoster vaccination programme was introduced in England for adults aged 70 years with a phased catch-up programme for those aged 71-79 years. We aimed to evaluate the effect of the first 3 years of the vaccination programme on incidence of herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia in this population. METHODS:In this population-based study, we extracted data from the Royal College of General Practitioners sentinel primary care network on consultations with patients a...

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Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Lancet Public Health More from this journal
Volume:
3
Issue:
2
Pages:
e82-e90
Publication date:
2017-12-22
Acceptance date:
2017-11-06
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EISSN:
2468-2667
Pmid:
29276017
Language:
English
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1013729
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2019-10-29

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