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Nearly everyone ≥50 years old should be protected against shingles, even jennifer¹

shingrix patient profile jennifer

Meet Jennifer

I live at full speed. But no matter what’s going on at home or how much work there is at the shop, I always try to prepare a healthy dinner and eat with my family. As the ‘chauffeur’, I also drive the kids to school and their activities. My life is busy, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything.

She feels healthy, but she’s still at risk.

Who are the people in Jennifer’s life?

  • Her husband and two children in high school
  • The employees in her flower shop
  • Her running buddies

Lifestyle:

She eats healthy, walks every day, and runs a few times a week

Medical history:

No current medical issues, varicella infection during childhood

Interaction with HCP:

Diligent about annual physicals and is proactive in discussing lifestyle changes to help keep herself healthy

Recommendation opportunity:

When discussing prevention during her annual exam

Recommend SHINGRIX because:

She is at risk for developing shingles and eligible for vaccination1,2

shingrix patient profile karl

Meet Karl

I am happy to provide for my neighbourhood, and it’s my job to help the people in my building, but my biggest passion is music. I don’t play as much as I used to, but I treasure my old record player. The best years of my life are just getting started.

Who is in Karl’s life?

  • His two pug dogs
  • The people in his neighbourhood he helps
  • Residents of the building where he is caretaker

Lifestyle:

He does not eat a healthy diet and is usually too busy to exercise

Medical history:

COPD, varicella infection during childhood

Interaction with HCP:

Reluctant about doctor visits outside of occasional COPD checkups

Recommendation opportunity:

During his COPD check

Recommend SHINGRIX because:

He is at risk for developing shingles and eligible for vaccination1,2

shingrix patient profile john

Meet John

I just retired. And I mean retired. I want to spend mornings and evenings with my wife and fill the in-between with my grandson. I recently had my right knee replaced. My doctor told me that losing some weight would put less stress on it. So now I’m eating better and even working out. I haven’t felt this good in a long time. Sure, I’m retired, but I’m not slowing down any time soon.

He’s retired but he’s just getting started.

Who are the people in John’s life?

  • His wife and two adult children
  • He has taken a big role in his grandson’s life
  • His adopted rescue dogs

Lifestyle:

He always makes time to walk his dogs

Medical history:

Knee replacement, varicella infection during childhood

Interaction with HCP:

Since his recent knee replacement, John started seeing his doctor on a regular basis, as he is more diligent about keeping his weight down and staying healthy

Recommendation opportunity:

During his appointment to get his seasonal influenza vaccine

Recommend SHINGRIX because:

He is at risk for developing shingles and eligible for vaccination1,2

shingrix patient profile susan

Meet Susan

I’ve always loved my work, but with all the things on my plate, it’s started to become something I have to do instead of something I love to do. My husband and I try to treat each other to a nice night out every month to take my mind off everything else. My mother’s care has put off my retirement plans, but she took care of me and now I will be there for her as well.

As she adjusts to life as a caregiver, she should get protection from shingles.

Who are the people in Susan’s life?

  • Her husband and two children who recently graduated from college
  • Her mother, who lives nearby, is suffering from dementia and needs significant care
  • Employees and beneficiaries of her environmental non-profit

Lifestyle:

She keeps up with diet and fitness trends

Medical history:

Managing her cholesterol, varicella infection during childhood

Interaction with HCP:

Goes a few times a year to keep an eye on her cholesterol

Recommendation opportunity:

During a cholesterol check

Recommend SHINGRIX because:

She is at risk for developing shingles and eligible for vaccination1,2

shingrix patient profile betty

Meet Betty

When I look in the mirror, I say, ‘Who is that old lady staring back at me?’ But when I look at the world, I still see things as the young girl I used to be. Things got harder after I lost my husband, but it didn’t break me. I still love going to the park on sunny days and spending time with my grandchildren. Things haven’t always been easy, but I count every blessing.

With so much to manage with her health, she’s not thinking about shingles.

Who are the people in Betty’s life?

  • Her four children and eight grandchildren
  • Her close circle of friends nearby

Lifestyle:

She walks in the park when she can, and maintains a healthy diet to help manage her cholesterol

Medical history:

Gout, high cholesterol, macular degeneration, hypertension, varicella infection during childhood

Interaction with HCP:

Overwhelmed with seeing multiple specialists, she doesn’t always keep up with GP visits

Recommendation opportunity:

During a virtual appointment for a referral

Recommend SHINGRIX because:

She is at risk for developing shingles and eligible for vaccination1,2

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Patient survey results

Based on Canadian market research conducted by IPSOS in 2019, 64% of respondents* ranked their healthcare provider’s recommendation among the main drivers when deciding to vaccinate.3

* The sample reflects a representative sampling of n=800 Canadians aged 50–70 years of age who are aware of the condition of shingles and agreed to participate in the online survey.




Insights from patients

Based on Canadian market research conducted by IPSOS in 2019, 20% of respondents* said they didn’t receive a HZ vaccine as they assumed their healthcare provider would bring it up if they needed it. An additional 19% of these same patients stated they did not receive a HZ vaccine as their healthcare provider didn’t recommend the vaccine.3

* The sample reflects a representative sampling of n=546 Canadians aged 50–70 years of age who are aware of the condition of shingles, have not yet been vaccinated and do not have immediate plans to do so and that agreed to participate in the online survey.

References

  1. Public Health Agency of Canada. An Advisory Committee Statement (ACS), National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) – Updated Recommendations on the Use of Herpes Zoster Vaccines. Ottawa, Ontario: Public Health Agency of Canada; June 2018. Available at: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/health/publications/healthy-living/updated-recommendations-use-herpes-zoster-vaccines.html.
  2. SHINGRIX Product Monograph. GlaxoSmithKline Inc., June 3, 2020.
  3. Data on file: IPSOS Market Research, 2019. GlaxoSmithKline Inc.
  4. Harpaz R, Ortega-Sanchez IR, Seward JF; Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Prevention of herpes zoster: recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). MMWR Recomm Rep 2008;57(RR-5):1-30.

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