QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST

Questions to Ask Your Doctor or Pharmacist About Shingles Vaccination Questions to Ask Your Doctor or Pharmacist About Shingles Vaccination

Take These Questions to Your Next Visit

Only your doctor or pharmacist can tell you if ZOSTAVAX is right for you. Here are some questions you may want to bring with you to your next visit.

 

Neomycin

An antibiotic. People who are allergic to neomycin should not get ZOSTAVAX® (Zoster Vaccine Live). People with a history of an anaphylactic reaction to neomycin should not get ZOSTAVAX. People who get skin inflammation when applying a neomycin product to their skin may still be able to receive ZOSTAVAX.

 
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Gelatin

A product made from a chemical process using the skin, bones, and white connective tissue of animals. It is an ingredient in ZOSTAVAX® (Zoster Vaccine Live). People who are allergic to gelatin should not get ZOSTAVAX.

 
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Important Safety Information

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Please read the accompanying Patient Information for ZOSTAVAX® (Zoster Vaccine Live) and discuss it with your health care professional. The physician Prescribing Information also is available.

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