Examination of links between herpes zoster incidence and childhood varicella vaccination.


BACKGROUND Introduction of a universal varicella vaccine program for U.S. children in 1996 sparked concern that less-frequent exposure to varicella would decrease external boosting of immunity to varicella zoster virus and thereby increase incidence of herpes zoster (HZ). OBJECTIVE To determine whether the varicella vaccination program has influenced… (More)
DOI: 10.7326/0003-4819-159-11-201312030-00006


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