Shingles Information For Health Professionals
Clinical features and epidemiology
- Shingles for Health Care Professionals
Questions and answers about shingles vaccination. Attention: Non-MDH link
- Varicella: Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
Varicella chapter in the CDC's Pink Book on vaccine-preventable diseases, 11th Edition (May 2009). Includes information on herpes zoster, the recurrent varicella infection known as shingles. Attention: Non-MDH link
- Photos of
The CDC offers photos of the disease and people affected by the disease. Attention: Non-MDH link. Warning: Graphic medical images.
Recurrent varicella-zoster disease must be reported to the Minnesota Department of Health. Find out what needs to be reported, who needs to report diseases, which forms to use and where to find out more about the disease.
Chickenpox and Shingles: School Reporting and Outbreak
Information for school health personnel about chickenpox and shingles about school reporting requirements and surveillance and outbreak recommendations.
- Shingles Vaccine Product Information and VIS
Attention: Non-MDH links
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Zoster (Zos) Merck Zostavax Shingles Vaccine: What You Need to Know
- Herpes Zoster Vaccination for Health Care Professionals
Attention: Non-MDH link
- Ask the Experts: Shingles Vaccine
Experts from the CDC answer challenging questions about vaccines and their administration. Attention: Non-MDH link
ACIP Recommendations and MMWR reports
- ACIP Recommendations: Prevention of Herpes Zoster
May 15, 2008 recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). Attention: Non-MDH link