Avoid Delay: Shingles Risk and Prevention in the COVID-19 Era and Beyond

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In this series of concise Medical Minute videos with downloadable slides and companion commentaries, hear experts discuss key strategies for increasing awareness of the risk factors and burden of shingles among older adults and strategies for shingles vaccine implementation in the COVID-19 era and beyond.
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Dalilah Restrepo, MD
Tracy Zivin-Tutela, MD


The best offense is a good defense. Here’s my approach to vaccinating patients with the recombinant zoster vaccine to avoid shingles infection, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tracy Zivin-Tutela, MD Released: September 28, 2021

Here’s why I think the COVID-19 pandemic is the perfect time to overturn the old practice of avoiding the shingles vaccine in our patients with immunocompromising conditions or who are taking immunosuppressive medications.

Tracy Zivin-Tutela, MD Released: October 28, 2021

Implementing a shingles vaccine protocol in a busy outpatient practice is hard enough as it is—but during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is overwhelming. Here are my thoughts on how to meet this challenge.

person default Dalilah Restrepo, MD Released: November 9, 2021

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