(zoster, vaccine live, attenuated [Oka/Merck], refrigerator-stable)
Shingles has been described as excruciating, intense, potentially debilitating, with nerve pain that can last for months or even years.
The only shingles vaccine that’s given as a single shot.
Learn more about insurance coverage for single‑shot ZOSTAVAX® II
See our resources section for more information on shingles, its causes, who is at risk and vaccination.
Getting vaccinated with ZOSTAVAX® II can be easy. Millions of people have been vaccinated against shingles with ZOSTAVAX® II, and you can too. Talk to your healthcare professional to see if ZOSTAVAX® II is right for you.
milliondoses distributed worldwide *
milliondoses distributed in Canada *
ZOSTAVAX® IIis the only single‑shot shingles vaccine
Given as a single-dose injection
Works by boosting your immune system to help protect you from shingles
Helps reduce the intensity of the pain if you develop shingles despite being vaccinated
ZOSTAVAX® II is indicated for the prevention of herpes zoster (shingles) and for immunization of individuals 50 years of age or older. ZOSTAVAX® II cannot be used to treat existing shingles or the pain associated with existing shingles.
Because all plans are different, coverage can vary depending on factors such as your age and your insurance plan.
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