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  • Zoster (Shingles)
  • Vaccine Recommendations

A 33-year-old patient in my practice has already suffered from three episodes of shingles. He would like to receive Shingrix. Is this a good idea?

ACIP recommends vaccination with Shingrix for adults age 19 years or older who are immunodeficient or immunosuppressed due to disease or therapy. Repeated shingles episodes are often associated with immunocompromise. If your patient’s recurrent shingles episodes are evaluated and clinically concluded to be the result of immunodeficiency or immunosuppression, he should be vaccinated with a two-dose series of Shingrix.

Last reviewed: March 9, 2022

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