Senior Health Channel
Topics & Medications
Related Channels

Shingles Vaccine

Can You Overdose on the Shingles Vaccine?

A shingles vaccine overdose is unlikely, since each vial of shingles vaccine contains just one dose. It is not known what to expect from an overdose with shingles vaccine.

Storage Methods

Your healthcare provider must store the shingles vaccine in the freezer before it is mixed. After it is mixed, it should be given within 30 minutes. It is okay to keep the unmixed vaccine at refrigerator temperature for up to 72 hours (3 days) before mixing and using it. After 72 hours at refrigerator temperature, it must be discarded if not used.

Is There a Generic Version of the Shingles Vaccine?

Currently, there is no generic version of the shingles vaccine licensed for sale (see Generic Zostavax).
5 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About ED

Vaccine for Shingles

Terms of Use
Advertise with Us
Contact Us
About eMedTV
Privacy Policy
Copyright © 2006-2019 Clinaero, Inc.
eMedTV serves only as an informational resource. This site does not dispense medical advice or advice of any kind. Site users seeking medical advice about their specific situation should consult with their own physician. Click Terms of Use for more information.