Getting conflicting answers on whether an asplenic patient should get shingles vaccine?

If you are 60+, And have no other contraindications, there is no reason not to get the shingles vaccine. Anyone telling you that being asplenic should keep you from getting this live attenuated vaccine has no understanding about asplenism.

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Should methotrexate patients get shingles vaccine?

Dose dependent. This judgement has to be made by the provider. Technically low dose Methotrexate is not considered a contraindication to receiving the shingles vaccine. But only your provider will have a full picture of your immune status. Shingles vaccine is a live vaccine and not given to those with significant immunosuppression. Read more...