What is Zoster vaccine?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Zostavax


The zoster vaccine (live) is given by injection that is used for adults 50 years of age or older to prevent shingles. It cannot be used to treat shingles, or the nerve pain that may follow shingles, once you have it.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Zoster vaccine

Side effect Patients

Why patients stopped taking Zoster vaccine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 2
Other 1
See all 6 patients who've stopped taking Zoster vaccine


Stopped taking Zoster vaccine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 6
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 0
Not specified 0
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