A 61 year old pt was administered the live zoster vaccine. His wife is a transplant patient and is immunosuppressed. What precautions need to be taken to prevent transmission to the spouse (who has had chicken pox in her childhood)?
Can the zoster vaccine be given to patients who have a spouse who is immunosuppressed?
- 28 May 2013 by fugi
- 29 May 2013
If you have no complications from the vaccine there should not be any problems.
However, this from: https://www.drugs.com/zostavax.html
"... After receiving Zostavax, if you develop a skin rash that looks like shingles, avoid coming into contact with other people who have never had chickenpox (especially newborns, pregnant women, or someone with a weak immune system). Also avoid contact with these individuals if you develop a rash or other reaction where the vaccine was injected into your skin."
You should seek advice from your doctor.
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