Shingles

Can the Shingles Vaccine Also Reduce the Risk of Stroke?

News Picture: Shingles Vaccine Bonus: Reduced Risk of Stroke?By Alan Mozes
HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2020 (HealthDay Information) — Seniors who get the shingles vaccine may possibly gain stroke defense as perfectly, a new review suggests.

Shingles is a viral infection tied to heightened chance of stroke. But in general stroke chance dropped twenty% among patients less than age eighty who obtained the shingles vaccine. In patients eighty and more mature, chance was cut by about ten%, said researchers led by Quanhe Yang, a senior scientist at the U.S. Facilities for Sickness Command and Prevention.

“This is a earn-earn for vaccination,” said Dr. Gregg Fonarow, director of

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