← Return to Shingles Vaccine (Shingrix): Is it advisable for transplant patients?

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@rosemarya

@azdan99 – I had the Shingrex shingles vaccine several years ago. When it came out I was already several years post transplant and my PCP asked me if I could get it since it was not a live vaccine. When I asked my coordinator she checked with transplant infectious disease doctor and said that I could have it.
I don’t know if that decision would apply to anyone else because as with all medicines there are some risks that have to be balanced with benefits. Also one has to consider allergies and drug interactions. I had a liver and kidney transplant and I don’t know if other organ transplants have other restrictions.

I encourage you to check with your transplant team and see what they say to you about it. Will you let us know what you find out?

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@jodeej
This is very interesting information! My husband got the vaccine but I did not. I am not in the age group where they recommend getting a shingles vaccine but I am wondering if I would qualify to get it because of my transplant. I hear shingles is terrible. Do you know anything else about the rules around this?

thanks for your experience. I will ask.

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