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Shingles vaccine needed in suppressed immune systems?
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Dr. David Galbraith
Pediatrics
In brief: Contraindicated
Shingles vaccine (zostavax) is a live attenuated vaccine that contains a pretty good dose of weakened chicken pox virus.
It is not recommended in people who are immunosuppressed due to risk of infection arising from the vaccine.

In brief: Contraindicated
Shingles vaccine (zostavax) is a live attenuated vaccine that contains a pretty good dose of weakened chicken pox virus.
It is not recommended in people who are immunosuppressed due to risk of infection arising from the vaccine.
Dr. David Galbraith
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