U.S. Pharmacist Vaccine Update
July 2019

Despite Effective Vaccines,
Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus
Cases Are Burgeoning

Cases of herpes zoster ophthalmicus tripled in the United States over the last 12 years, even though vaccines are highly effective in preventing it. Find out how much the eye complications of shingles shot up over that time period and how much risk that increase presents for vision loss in patients. Here are more details.


Vaccination of Certain Groups Could Stem Increasing
Hepatitis A Outbreaks

Public-health officials are calling for greater efforts to vaccinate certain groups of Americans against hepatitis A. The CDC reports that the situation has become critical, with reports of hepatitis A infections increasing by almost 300% from 2016 to 2018 compared with the previous 2 years. Here is more information.

Which U.S. Counties Are Most Likely to Have Measles Cases?
One of the issues in the ongoing measles outbreak in the United States is knowing where to focus efforts to increase vaccination rates. A new model sought to develop an efficient process for doing that and identified the 25 counties in the U.S. most likely to experience excess measles cases. Find out which areas they identified as most at risk.

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