• Zoster (Shingles)
  • Contraindications & Precautions

What are the precautions to the administration of Shingrix?

The only precaution is the presence of a moderate or severe acute illness, including having an active case of herpes zoster. If the patient has zoster, vaccination should be deferred until lesions have crusted and symptoms have abated.

There is currently no ACIP recommendation for RZV use in pregnancy; therefore, providers should consider delaying RZV until after pregnancy. There is no recommendation for pregnancy testing before vaccination.

Last reviewed: March 9, 2022

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