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I have an immunocompromised patient who recently gave birth and is breastfeeding. Do we defer Shingrix until breastfeeding ends?

Breastfeeding is NOT a precaution to vaccination with Shingrix (RZV). Recombinant vaccines such as RZV pose no known risk to mothers who are breastfeeding or to their infants. Clinicians should consider vaccination without regard to breastfeeding status if RZV is otherwise indicated.

Last reviewed: March 9, 2022

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