Proudly hosted by UCB
Dr Andrew Evans
Proudly hosted by GlaxoSmithKline Australia
Associate Professor Michael Woodward, AM
As our immunity declines with age, we become more susceptible to infectious diseases. Preventing disease by vaccination is an important priority for the ageing population. Herpes zoster, which occurs after reactivation of the varicella zoster virus, is a key example of an important vaccine-preventable disease for this population. Most cases of shingles (over 70%) occur in adults aged over 50 years1 and often result in chronic complications such as postherpetic neuralgia that can severely impact a patient’s quality of life for up to 16 years2.
This seminar will explore current vaccination strategies for herpes zoster, including a new recombinant (non-live) zoster vaccine, that will be available in coming months.
ANZSGM Annual Scientific Meeting 2021
19-21 May 2021
Call for Abstracts opens
Wednesday 5 May 2021
Late registration opens
Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine (ANZSGM)
145 Macquarie Street
Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Tel: +61 2 9256 5460
Fax: +61 2 9241 3458