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In Brief: Shingrix for Immunocompromised Adults
The FDA has licensed the adjuvanted, recombinant varicella zoster virus (VZV) vaccine Shingrix (GSK) for prevention of herpes zoster (shingles) in adults of any age who are or will be at elevated risk because of disease- or therapy-induced immunodeficiency or immunosuppression. Shingrix has been licensed for herpes zoster prevention in adults ≥50 years old since 2017.1 It is the only VZV vaccine currently available in the US; Zostavax, a live-attenuated VZV vaccine, was withdrawn from the market in 2020. ... more
     
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