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Shingles Vaccine Resource Center

Shingles

Shingles is caused by the varicella zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox. Shingles infection occurs when the virus reactivates decades after initial infection, and affects approximately one in three persons in the general population during their lifetime. Shingles is characterized by a localized, often severely painful cutaneous eruption that can last weeks or months, and occurs most frequently in older adults.

Shingles vaccine is licensed for adults ages 50 and older. The current recommendation, however, remains to routinely immunize adults 60 years and older with a one-time dose of shingles vaccine. The vaccine can be given to people who have already had an episode of shingles. Check with your doctor to see if the vaccine is needed or if it will be covered by individual medical insurance policies.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Resource Center

You will find below all of the resources you will need about the shingles vaccine. More will be added as they are published or released.

Information Paper Date
Shingles Disease and Shingles Vaccine Feb. 5, 2018
Standing Orders Date
Zoster Vaccine (Adult)
June 2022
Vaccine Information Statements (VIS) Date
Recombinant Zoster (Shingles) Vaccine, RZV: What You Need to Know
Feb. 4, 2022
Manufacturer Package Inserts Date
Shingrix
May 22, 2023
Zostavax (Frozen)
Feb. 21, 2019
Zostavax (Refrigerated)
Feb. 21, 2019
Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) Recommendations Date
Shingles Vaccine
Jan. 21, 2022

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Publication
Feb 7, 2018

Shingrix vaccine storage labels

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Examples of proper storage, handling and reconstitution of Shingrix recombinant shingles vaccine.

Last Updated: July 27, 2023
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