Which medications in the drug class Vaccines, Inactivated, Viral are used in the treatment of Herpes Zoster?

Updated: Jan 25, 2019
  • Author: Camila K Janniger, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Vaccines, Inactivated, Viral

These agents are used to induce active immunity.

Zoster vaccine recombinant (Shingrix)

The agent is a nonlive, recombinant subunit vaccine intended for intramuscular injection in two doses. It consists of glycoprotein E, an antigen, and AS01B, an adjuvant system, intended to induce a strong and sustained immune response to help overcome reduced immunity that comes with age. It is indicated for the prevention of shingles (herpes zoster) in adults aged 50 years or older.


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