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What is the minimum age for administering Shingrix?

The routinely recommended minimum age for Shingrix among immunocompetent adults is 50 years. However, if a dose is inadvertently administered to an immunocompetent adult 18 through 49 years of age CDC does not recommend repeating the dose. The second Shingrix dose should not be administered until the 50th birthday. This guidance does not appear in the most recent zoster ACIP statement but is in the General Best Practices Guidance (Table 3-1 in the Timing and Spacing of Immunobiologics section at and is based on guidance from CDC’s zoster subject matter experts.

Among people who are or will be immunosuppressed or immunodeficient due to disease or therapy, the minimum age for vaccination is 19 years.

Last reviewed: March 9, 2022

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