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Immunization Action Coalition

More Resources by Diseases and Vaccines

Information from partner organizations and government agencies

Anthrax Influenza Polio
Chickenpox Measles Rabies
Diphtheria Meningococcal Rotavirus
Hepatitis A Mumps Rubella
Hepatitis B Pertussis Smallpox
Hib Pneumococcal - PCV Tetanus
HPV Pneumococcal - PPSV Zoster (shingles)

Zoster (shingles)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Vaccines and Preventable Diseases: Shingles (Herpes Zoster) Vaccination
Information for the public and health professionals
Pink Book: Varicella [includes information on herpes zoster (shingles)]
Chapter from CDC's Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases textbook
Food and Drug Administration
Zoster Vaccine Questions and Answers
Vaccine information, includes who and who should not receive the vaccine
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Senior Health: Shingles
Informational website, includes cause, symptoms, treatment, prevention and videos of shingles
Shingles: Hope Through Research
Information page, with FAQs, publications, clinical trial links, and glossary
National Network for Immunization Information (NNii)
Vaccine Information: Shingles (Herpes Zoster)
Understanding the disease, vaccine information, including dosing, safety, and references
Reimbursement Resources
Zoster Vaccine Live: Reimbursement Tutorial
This print summary, designed for health care providers and their office staffs, contains information on coverage, coding, and reimbursement under private health insurance and Medicare Part D
Merck Patient Vaccine Assistance Site
Zoster vaccine is part of the Merck Vaccine Patient Assistance Program
Vaccine Reimbursement Process for Adult Vaccines under Private Health
Insurance and Medicare from Covance Commercialization Services. Webcast tutorial to guide docs/office staff on reimbursement
Vaccine Education Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
A Look at Each Vaccine: Shingles Vaccine
Questions and answers about the disease and vaccines
Immunizations: Vaccines and Adults; A Lifetime of Health
27-page booklet for adults, includes section on shingles vaccination
Spanish-language version
Shingles: What you should know
Two-page color brochure for patients
Spanish-language version
More zoster (shingles) resources
National Shingles Foundation (NSF)
The NSF promotes research on varicella-zoster infections, both chickenpox and herpes zoster. The web site includes question-and-answer sections on chickenpox and shingles, research updates, and other related information.
This page was reviewed on October 6, 2010
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