Current and future effects of varicella and herpes zoster vaccination in Germany

Universal varicella vaccination was introduced in Germany in 2004, however a herpes zoster vaccination has not been recommended yet.

A new study published in the February addition of Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics seeks to quantify the potential long-term effects of vaccination against herpes zoster in older people on varicella and herpes zoster incidence in Germany, over a time-horizon of 100 years.

To read the study in full, please click here.