When is the Zostavax vaccine contraindicated for the prevention of herpes zoster (shingles)?

Updated: Jan 25, 2019
  • Author: Camila K Janniger, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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The vaccine is similarly contraindicated in patients receiving long-term corticosteroid treatment and in patients receiving chemotherapy or radiation therapy for hematopoietic malignancies and solid tumors.


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