← Return to Shingrix after Zostavax?

rabland (@rabland)

Shingrix after Zostavax?

Just Want to Talk | Last Active: Sep 15 9:39am | Replies (9)

Comment receiving replies

Hello @rabland and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. It is good to have you.

I appreciate your question about the Shingrex vaccination. Has your doctor recommended that you have this latest vaccination? That should, in part, determine your decision.

I also had the original shingles vaccination when I turned 60 and then last year I had the Shingrex vaccinations. It was at my Primary Care Doctor's insistence, as I was rather non-committal at the time. I did have a bit of a reaction to the Shingrex vaccinations.

Unfortunately, this year I did get Shingles. I've learned that 10% of people who have had the Shingrex shots will still get Shingles, but it should be a milder case. As I was one in that 10% category, I have to say that the reaction to the vaccination was not anywhere as bad as an actual case of the Shingles.

I would encourage you to talk with your doctor and make a decision that seems best for you. Will you post again and let me know how you are doing?

Jump to this post

Replies to "Hello @rabland and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. It is good to have you. I appreciate..."

Thanks for your reply. I have not spoken to my primary care physician, but know the CDC suggests those vaccinated with Valtrex get the Shigrix vaccine, which caused me to write.

  Request Appointment