Shingles Vaccine

50 years old or older

Zostavax

 Provider:

MSD

Certification:

FDA & EMA & Hong Kong Department of Health

Suggested age:

50 years old or older

Disease Prevention:

Although almost all persons develop lifelong immunity after chickenpox infection, the virus may remain latent in the body and recur many years later as herpes zoster (shingles).

Side Effect:

Soreness, redness and swelling where the vaccine was given.

Interval:

1 dose (Subcutaneous injection)

Shingles Vaccine

Precautions:

  • Disease Prevention: Although almost all persons develop lifelong immunity after chickenpox infection, the virus may remain latent in the body and recur many years later as herpes zoster (shingles).