Who should receive this vaccine?
The CDC recommends the following groups receive the shingles vaccine:
Adults 50 years and older
Adults 19 years and older who have a weakened immune system because of disease or treatments
Does this vaccine cause shingles?
No, the CDC has stated that the recombinant zoster vaccine does not cause shingles.
What else should I know?
The shingles vaccine may be given at the same time as other vaccines.
Additionally, the shingles vaccine is given as a two-dose series. For most people, the second dose should be given 2 to 6 months after the first dose. Some people who have or will have a weakened immune system can get the second dose 1 to 2 months after the first dose.