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Zoster (herpes zoster)

Information about herpes zoster (shingles) disease, vaccines and recommendations for vaccination from the Australian Immunisation Handbook

Vaccination for certain groups of people is funded under the National Immunisation Program.

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Last updated: 
5 June 2018
Last reviewed: 
5 June 2018
1 August 2017

Changes to 4.24.7 Recommendations, 4.24.9 Contraindications, 4.24.10 Precautions, and 4.24.11 Adverse events

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1 August 2016

Clarification of advice on the administration of live vaccines to patients.

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22 June 2015

Changes to 4.24.6 Dosage and administration, and 4.24.7 Recommendations.

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Definitions

AIDS
acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
PCR
polymerase chain reaction
DNA
deoxyribonucleic acid
PHN
post-herpetic neuralgia
23vPPV
23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine
ATAGI
Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation
SC
subcutaneous
WA
Western Australia
JE
Japanese encephalitis