Vaccine Info

Zostavax Shingles

Zostavax is a live, attenuated varicella-zoster virus (Oka/Merck).

Zostavax is a lyophilized preparation of live, attenuated varicella-zoster virus (Oka/Merck) to be reconstituted with sterile diluent to give a single dose suspension with a minimum of 19,400 PFU (plaque forming units) when stored at room temperature for up to 30 minutes.

Zostavax is a single shot vaccine for adults 50 years of age or older that helps to boost the immune system against Shingles.

Zostavax cannot be used to treat Shingles or the nerve pain that may follow Shingles, once you have it.

Updated
May 28th, 2019