Herpes ZOSTER vaccine

Clinical Indication

All indications outside of the green book. Zostavax is a live vaccine, therefore NOT suitable for immunocompromised patients. Do not prescribe on FP10 (black through this route).


Available centrally from 1st Sept 2013 for those aged 70 and 79 years
Public Health advice

Date of classification

June 2015

Do not prescribe

Drugs not recommended for use in LLR because of lack of evidence of clinical effectiveness, cost prioritization or concerns over safety.