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Shingrix and peripheral neuropathy

Neuropathy | Last Active: Aug 24 2:45pm | Replies (354)

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@charann2000 the original shingles, vaccine, zostavax is live, the newer one, shringrix, is not.
from the Mayo Clinic site:
Zostavax is a live vaccine given as a single injection, usually in the upper arm. Shingrix is a non living vaccine made of a virus component. It's given in two doses, with two to six months between doses.

I’m not sure why, but being a Post-transplant patient I can not get either. I am told that they have not decided on shringrix, but zostavax is definitely is out, being live.
Have any other post transplant patients here been told anything more about being able to get the zostavax shots?
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No, I do not know of any other post transplant patients in regard to getting either of the two Shingles vaccines. My sister has advanced RA and the pharmacist told her to speak to her Rheumatologist regarding the Shingrix vaccination…that's about all I can say for now.

My husband is a two time stem cell transplant patient, he was told at Mayo not to get the shingles vaccine. His current oncologist has not reversed that recommendation with the newer vaccine.