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Zoster vaccine live Disease Interactions

There are 2 disease interactions with zoster vaccine live:

Major

Vaccination (Includes Zoster vaccine live) ↔ Infections

Severe Potential Hazard, High plausibility

Applies to: Fever, Infection - Bacterial/Fungal/Protozoal/Viral

Ideally, vaccination should occur when an individual is healthy, thus minimizing the risk of an adverse host reaction and/or vaccine failure. However, a current or recent infection does not necessarily preclude the use of vaccines, depending on the severity of the patient's symptoms and their etiology. Superficial infections and minor acute illnesses such as a mild upper respiratory infection with or without low-grade fever do not contraindicate immunization, particularly if prompt administration of a vaccine is deemed necessary or beneficial. In fact, when vaccines are administered during the course of a minor illness, the risk of adverse events is not increased, and serum antibody response is not often diminished. On the other hand, if fever or symptoms suggest a moderate or severe illness, it is usually appropriate to withhold vaccination until the patient has recovered. In addition to the potential risks already mentioned, evolving signs and symptoms of the illness can sometimes confound the diagnosis of a vaccine reaction if it develops. In the presence of any infection, the decision to administer or withhold/defer immunization should take into consideration the benefits versus the risks to an individual patient.

References

  1. "Product Information. Cholera vaccine (cholera vaccine)." Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories, Philadelphia, PA.
  2. "Product Information. Varivax (varicella virus vaccine live)." Merck & Co, Inc, West Point, PA.
  3. "Product Information. YF-Vax (yellow fever vaccine)." Connaught, Swiftwater, PA.
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Major

Varicella Vaccine (Includes Zoster vaccine live) ↔ Immunodeficiency

Severe Potential Hazard, High plausibility

Applies to: Immunodeficiency

In general, the use of varicella virus vaccine is contraindicated in patients with primary or acquired immunodeficiency or infection with HIV. Since varicella virus vaccine contains live attenuated virus, the absence of immune competence may potentiate the replication of vaccine virus, increase adverse host reactions, and compromise serum antibody response. The vaccine should not be administered to immunosuppressed or immunodeficient individuals and those receiving immunosuppressive therapy, including individuals receiving immunosuppressive doses of corticosteroids as it may cause an extensive vaccine-associated rash or disseminated disease in these individuals.

References

  1. American Academy of Pediatrics. Committee on Infectious Diseases; Peter G, ed. "Red BooK: Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases. 24th" Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics (1997):
  2. "Product Information. Varivax (varicella virus vaccine live)." Merck & Co, Inc, West Point, PA.

zoster vaccine live drug Interactions

There are 194 drug interactions with zoster vaccine live

Drug Interaction Classification

The classifications below are a general guideline only. It is difficult to determine the relevance of a particular drug interaction to any individual given the large number of variables.

Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.

Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.

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