Dangers With Zostavax
You should not take Zostavax if you:
- Are allergic to Zostavax, the shingles vaccine, or any inactive components used to make Zostavax. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive components.
- Are severely allergic to neomycin or gelatin. If you have had a skin reaction (such as hives) but no other allergic symptoms, it is okay for you to receive the Zostavax vaccine.
- Have a weakened immune system, often due to cancer, HIV, AIDS, certain medications, or other immune disorders.
- Are pregnant.
There are a number of situations in which Zostavax should not be taken, along with several precautions and warnings people should be aware of before starting the medication. However, it is possible that not all the warnings or precautions were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific Zostavax warnings and precautions that may apply to you.