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Is it safe to take zostavax while pregnant or breastfeeding?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Francine Yep
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Dr. Chirag Vasa
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Indicated above 60yr

Zostavax vaccine is indicated above age of 60.
Not safe to have while pregnant or breastfeeding.

In brief: Indicated above 60yr

Zostavax vaccine is indicated above age of 60.
Not safe to have while pregnant or breastfeeding.
Dr. Chirag Vasa
Dr. Chirag Vasa
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Dr. Chirag Vasa
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Above 60 year

Zostavax vaccine is indicated above age of 60 years.
It is not safe to have this vaccine while pregnant.

In brief: Above 60 year

Zostavax vaccine is indicated above age of 60 years.
It is not safe to have this vaccine while pregnant.
Dr. Chirag Vasa
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine

In brief: Over the age 50

It is not to be given to pregnant mothes and is only given to people over the age of 50 Not safe while pregnant

In brief: Over the age 50

It is not to be given to pregnant mothes and is only given to people over the age of 50 Not safe while pregnant
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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