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GPs' disbelief at £250m shingles jab to save 200 lives

Publié par Clifford Armion le 11/04/2013

Ben Bryant

The shingles vaccine will have a negligible impact on circulation of the virus, will prevent few deaths and will benefit less than 1 per cent of its targeted age group.
One GP said he was “astonished” at the NHS’s justification of the rollout of the treatment for the over-70s.
The Department of Health says that the vaccine is cost-effective on the basis of its probability of preventing shingles, despite cutting the odds of developing the disease in pensioners from only 0.9 per cent to 0.5 per cent.
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"GPs' disbelief at £250m shingles jab to save 200 lives ", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), avril 2013. Consulté le 09/03/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/gps-disbelief-at-250m-shingles-jab-to-save-200-lives-