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.
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.
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.