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Vaccine-eligible account for majority of shingles-related hospitalizations

The shingles vaccine-eligible population (i.e., persons aged 60 years or older) accounted for 74% of the total annual shingles-related hospital charges in 2004.

Patel, Mitesh S., Achamyeleh Gebremariaum, and Matthew M. Davis. Herpes Zoster-Related Hospitalizations and Expenditures Before and After Introduction of the Varicella Vaccine in the United States. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2008; 29(12): 1157-63. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18999945

Reference

Title
Herpes Zoster-Related Hospitalizations and Expenditures Before and After Introduction of the Varicella Vaccine in the United States
Publication
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol
Publication Date
2008
Authors
Patel, Mitesh S., Achamyeleh Gebremariaum, and Matthew M. Davis
Volume & Issue
Volume 29, Issue 12
Pages
1157-63
URL
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