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Herpes Zoster in Older Adults and Implications for Vaccination


Steven Pergam, MD, MPH

Associate Professor
Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

School of Medicine
University of Washington


Learning Objectives

By the end of this lecture, you should be able to:

  • Describe the clinical presentation, laboratory testing and risk factors for Herpes zoster
  • Develop a treatment plan for a patient who develops Herpes zoster
  • Describe best practices for treatment and prevention for Herpes zoster

[From the Spring 2019 Geriatric Healthcare Lecture Series, NW Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Center]

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