French National Health Authority recommends routine vaccination with Zostavax® to protect seniors against shingles

The French National High Council for Public Health (HCSP) has recommended routine shingles vaccination for seniors from 65 to 74 years of age. In addition, during the first year a catch-up will be proposed to 75-79 year-olds[1].The recommendation acknowledges the heavy burden of shingles and its often-associated condition, long-lasting pain called post-herpetic neuralgia.