Shingles vaccine could be affected by untreated depression

02/15/2013 | Nurse.com

Older people who were not receiving treatment for depressive symptoms had a weaker immune response to the varicella zoster virus than those who were not depressed or who had therapy, a study found. The findings, which were published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, suggest that depression treatment could be important for vaccine effectiveness, researchers said.

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