Almost 1 out of every 3 people in the United States will develop shingles during their lifetime. Despite the approval and recommendation by the FDA of a shingles vaccine for adults over 50, only 16% of American seniors over 60 are vaccinated. Vaccinations are even lower for those aged 50-60. A new study has revealed that only 4.3% of that population have been vaccinated. Dr. Johnson discusses her study as well as efforts to increase vaccination coverage.
Michael Schmidt, Medical Univ. of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
Melissa Johnson, Duke Univ. Med. Ctr., Durham, NC