Recurrent herpes zoster more common in women, younger adults, and the immunosuppressedADARRC2022-03-28T10:37:26+04:00
What is the incidence and timing of recurrent herpes zoster in older adults? The incidence of recurrent herpes zoster is comparable with the incidence of a first episode zoster infection, supporting the benefit of vaccination for individuals with a history of previous herpes zoster. See the synopsis for specific recurrent incidence risks based on age, sex, and time following initial infection. Qian J, Macartney K, Heywood AE, Sheridan S, Liu B. Risk of recurrent herpes zoster in a population-based cohort study of older adults. J Am Acad Dermatol 2021;85(3):611-618.