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Zostavax vaccine and immunocompromised individuals fact sheet

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Publication date: 
9 January 2018
Last updated: 
7 May 2018
Publication type: 
Fact Sheet
Intended audience: 
Health professionals
Description: 

This fact sheet is for health professionals.

Administration of Zostavax to people who are immunocompromised is associated with risk of disseminated disease from the vaccine virus. As a result is is recommended that Zostavax not be administered to patients who are immunocompromised.

This fact sheet provides:

  • contraindication details
  • a guide to safe doses of immunosuppressive therapy for Zostavax administration
  • immunisation contact details
  • links to more information.