Zoster Vaccine Live Dosage

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Herpes Zoster - Prophylaxis

50 years of age and older:
Inject the total volume of reconstituted vaccine subcutaneously once; preferably in the upper arm.

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available


Zoster vaccine line and pneumococcal 23 valent vaccine (Pneumovax 23) should not be given concurrently because concomitant use resulted in reduced immunogenicity of zoster vaccine.

Safety and effectiveness have not been established in pediatric patients (less than 18 years of age).


Data not available

Other Comments

The vaccine should be administered immediately after reconstitution to minimize loss of potency. Discard reconstituted vaccine if it is not used within 30 minutes. Do not freeze reconstituted vaccine.