ZOSTAVAX is a vaccine that can help prevent Shingles in adults 60 years of age or older. Persons with a history of chickenpox as a child are at risks of developing shingles as an older adult. Shingles is a very painful syndrome affecting the skin. This infection occurs when the latent chickenpox virus reoccurs as herpes zoster (better known as shingles). ZOSTAVAX works best against Shingles if you get vaccinated while you are in your sixties. In fact, once you reach age 60, the sooner you get vaccinated, the better your chances of protecting yourself from Shingles. ZOSTAVAX is given as a single shot. ZOSTAVAX cannot be used to treat Shingles, or the nerve pain that may follow Shingles, once you have it.

Who shouldn't use Zostavax?

  • Persons with a history of allergies to gelatin, neomycin, or an other component of the vaccine
  • Persons with a history of acquired immunodeficiency states (including leukemia), lymphomas of any type, or any other immunosuppressive diseases
  • Anyone taking immunosuppressive therapy
  • Persons with active untreated TB
  • Pregnant women
  • Visit the Zostavax website for more information.

    We accept most Medicare part D plans for Zostavax

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