Can you get the shingles vaccine if you are under 50?

Can you get the shingles vaccine if you are under 50?

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice (ACIP) does not recommend zoster vaccination for people younger than age 50 years regardless of their history of shingles.

What are the contraindications for the shingles vaccine?

Contraindications and Precautions for Zoster Vaccination

  • A person who has ever had a life-threatening or severe allergic reaction to gelatin, the antibiotic neomycin, or any other component of shingles vaccine.
  • A person who has a weakened immune system because of:
  • Women who are or might be pregnant.

Why is there an age restriction on the shingles vaccine?

Dear L.C.: The shingles vaccine has only been tested in adults over age 50, and thus is not indicated for younger ages by the Food and Drug Administration. The vaccine is particularly important in older people because shingles is more common and has a higher risk of complications in older people.

What medications interact with shingles vaccine?

There may be an interaction between herpes zoster vaccine and any of the following:

  • acetaminophen.
  • azathioprine.
  • cancer medications (e.g., carboplatin, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, ifosfamide, vincristine)
  • corticosteroids (e.g., budesonide, dexamethasone, hydrocortisone, fluticasone, prednisone)
  • cyclosporine.
  • fingolimod.

Why would a 30 year old get shingles?

A weakened immune system can occur due to age. But in younger adults, the immune system can be compromised by acute or chronic illness or extreme stress. People who are immunocompromised have a higher risk of developing shingles regardless of age.

Can a 30 year old get the shingles vaccine?

The shingles vaccine is FDA approved for adults 50 and older.

Which groups of 70+ age patients should not receive zoster vaccine?

Adults aged 50–59 years are not routinely recommended to receive zoster vaccine, but they can receive it if they want to reduce their risk of herpes zoster# Zoster vaccine is not routinely recommended for adults aged 50–59 years.

Can I get the shingles vaccine at 40?

They should get the vaccine whether or not they recall having had chickenpox, which is caused by the same virus as shingles. Studies show that more than 99% of Americans aged 40 and older have had chickenpox, even if they don’t remember getting the disease. There is no maximum age for getting shingles vaccine.

Is shingles vaccine good forever?

Protection from this shingles vaccine lasts about 5 years, so adults vaccinated before they are 60 years old might not be protected later in life when the risk for shingles and its complications are greatest.

How often do seniors need a shingles shot?

CDC recommends that healthy adults 50 years and older get two doses of the shingles vaccine called Shingrix (recombinant zoster vaccine), separated by 2 to 6 months, to prevent shingles and the complications from the disease.

Can a 37 year old get shingles?

Although it’s more common in older adults, young adults can also develop shingles. In fact, the incidence of shingles has been gradually increasing in adults of all ages over the past few decades. Why this is happening is currently unknown. Shingles is a reactivation of VZV, the virus that causes chickenpox.

Can I get the shingles vaccine at age 40?