Advertisement

What should I avoid while receiving Zostavax?

Zostavax is a vaccine against the herpes zoster virus used to prevent shingles. You should not be running a fever or feel ill when you receive the shot. If you are sick, it is recommended that you wait until you are over the illness before receiving Zostavax.

Continue Learning about Vaccine

Back-to-School Vaccinations All Preteens and Teens Need
Back-to-School Vaccinations All Preteens and Teens Need
Vaccinations are something to shine a light on as your adolescents head back to school. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has the f...
Read More
When should I call the doctor after a vaccine?
Intermountain HealthcareIntermountain Healthcare
After a vaccine, call or go to the doctor or clinic for: High fever or long-lasting feverSeizures...
More Answers
What vaccines does my older child or teen need?
Heath A. Cobb, MDHeath A. Cobb, MD
Following is the vaccine schedule for children and teens: 4 to 6 years Diphtheria, tetanus and pe...
More Answers
Dr. Robin Miller, Where Do You Stand In the Vaccine Debate?
Dr. Robin Miller, Where Do You Stand In the Vaccine Debate?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.