By Alan Mozes
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