A 34-year-old member asked:
is it safe to take zostavax while pregnant or breastfeeding?
4 doctor answers
Dr. Francine Yep answered
30 years experience Family Medicine
Nope & Unknown: If you're pregnant, you should not get the zostavax vaccine [it's a live virus]. After you get the vaccine, you should wait 3 months before you get pregnant [4 weeks according to the cdc]. If you're breastfeeding, we don't know how vaccine gets into your breast milk [usually they don't. Cdc says not contraindicated]. Zostavax has been tested in ages 50 and older.
Answered on Jul 21, 2014
Above 60 year : Zostavax vaccine is indicated above age of 60 years. It is not safe to have this vaccine while pregnant.
Answered on Jan 30, 2015
Indicated above 60yr: Zostavax vaccine is indicated above age of 60. Not safe to have while pregnant or breastfeeding.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
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