HCPs show low recognition of the importance of HZ vaccination in COPD

Herpes zoster (HZ) affects 1 in 3 Americans before the age of 80 and is associated with longer-term complications, including postherpetic neuralgia

Studies suggest that having COPD will increase the age-adjusted probability of HZ by between 31% and 416%.

The HZ burden in people with COPD will be reduced by vaccination, suggests the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP

For a study published in the journal Clinical Trials, Dr. Yawn and his colleagues analyzed data from a large US claims database that underscores a large widespread

 A second recent registry, published in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, is an objective, comprehensive survey-based study indicating

"Many of the statistics on the effect of getting COPD on the danger [for] HZ are not the most recent and come from research outside of the United States

“Our goal with the first observation was to fill that gap. At the same time that these results are a crucial manual for scientific treatment, we also wanted

The researchers used unrecognized clinical data from a US health insurance claims administrative database, as well as related scientific services

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