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  • Zoster (Shingles)
  • Vaccine Recommendations

My clinic cannot consistently keep Shingrix in stock due to high demand. How should we handle challenges ensuring patients receive a second dose?

Clinicians and patients should make every effort to ensure that two doses of Shingrix are administered within the recommended interval of 2 to 6 months. If more than 6 months have elapsed since the first dose of Shingrix, administer the second dose when possible. Do not restart the vaccine series.

Additional information for clinicians about Shingrix is available on the CDC website at

Last reviewed: March 9, 2022

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