Can the Shingles Vaccine Also Reduce the Risk of Stroke?

News Picture: Shingles Vaccine Bonus: Reduced Risk of Stroke?By Alan Mozes
HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2020 (HealthDay Information) — Seniors who get the shingles vaccine may perhaps attain stroke defense as properly, a new review suggests.

Shingles is a viral an infection tied to heightened risk of stroke. But total stroke risk dropped twenty% among the patients under age 80 who bought the shingles vaccine. In patients 80 and older, risk was minimize by about ten%, claimed scientists led by Quanhe Yang, a senior scientist at the U.S. Facilities for Disorder Management and Prevention.

“This is a gain-gain for vaccination,” claimed Dr. Gregg Fonarow, director of the

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