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Shingles Vaccine is Safe, According to New Study
Date:4/23/2012

i>Another study found that herpes zoster is very rare among children who have been vaccinated against chickenpox.

The Vaccine Safety Datalink Team authors included: Hung Fu Tseng, PhD, MPH, Steven J. Jacobsen, MD, PhD, Amy Liu, MS, Lina Sy, MPH, and S. Michael Marcy, MD, from the Kaiser Permanente Southern California Department of Research & Evaluation; Bruce Fireman, MA, and Roger Baxter, MD, from Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Vaccine Study Center; Sheila Weinmann, PhD, from Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Portland, Ore.; Matthew F. Daley, MD, from Kaiser Permanente Colorado, Denver; Eric Weintraub, MPH, and James Baggs, PhD, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Immunization Safety Office, Atlanta; James Nordin, MD, from HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, Minn.; and Lisa Jackson, MD, MPH, from Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Seattle.

About the Kaiser Permanente Department of Research & Evaluation
The Department of Research & Evaluation (R & E) conducts high-quality, innovative research into disease etiology, prevention, treatment and care delivery. Investigators conduct epidemiology, health sciences, and behavioral research as well as clinical trials. Areas of interest include diabetes and obesity, cancer, HIV/AIDS, cardiovascular disease, aging and cognition, pregnancy outcomes, women's and children's health, quality and safety, and pharmacoepidemiology. Located in Pasadena, Calif., the department focuses on translating research to practice quickly to benefit the health and lives of Kaiser Permanente Southern California members and the general population. Visit www.kp.org/research.

About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America's leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, our mission is to pro
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