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A new herpes zoster subunit vaccine for older adults

A randomized placebo-controlled phase III trial of adjuvanted herpes zoster subunit vaccine has shown a substantial improvement in vaccine efficacy in adults aged ≥70 years compared with the currently used, live attenuated vaccine. The finding has profound implications for reducing illness burden, although the duration of vaccine protection needs further evaluation.

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Warren-Gash, C., Breuer, J. A new herpes zoster subunit vaccine for older adults. Nat Rev Neurol 12, 682–683 (2016).

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