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  • Varicella (Chickenpox)
  • Vaccine Recommendations

Should a person who received 2 doses of varicella vaccine be vaccinated for herpes zoster when they turn 50?

Yes. In its 2018 recommendations for the prevention of herpes zoster, ACIP states that Shingrix may be used in adults age 50 years or older irrespective of prior receipt of varicella vaccine or live zoster vaccine (Zostavax, Merck). Shingrix is also recommended for adults age 19 and older who are immunocompromised due to disease or treatment if they have a history of varicella illness or vaccination.

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