DOSING AND ADMINISTRATION

 
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SHINGRIX should be refrigerated. DO NOT FREEZE:

Store both the antigen and adjuvant between
2º and 8ºC (36º and 46ºF) before reconstitution (discard if frozen).

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SHINGRIX is supplied as an adjuvant and antigen for reconstitution: The antigen is to be reconstituted only with the accompanying adjuvant suspension. After reconstitution, SHINGRIX should be administered immediately or stored refrigerated between 2° and 8°C (36° and 46°F) and used within 6 hours. Discard reconstituted vaccine if not used within 6 hours. Do not freeze. Discard if the reconstituted vaccine has been frozen.

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SHINGRIX is a recombinant vaccine for intramuscular injection only.


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SHINGRIX is administered as a 2-dose series:

The second dose can be administered anytime between 2 and 6 months after the first dose.

 

PRESCRIBING SHINGRIX

SHINGRIX Prescription from Doctor
 

  RECONSTITUTION VIDEO

  View reconstitution instructions for SHINGRIX.


Indication

SHINGRIX is a vaccine indicated for prevention of herpes zoster (shingles) in adults aged 50 years and older.

SHINGRIX is not indicated for prevention of primary varicella infection (chickenpox).

Important Safety Information

  • SHINGRIX is contraindicated in anyone with a history of a severe allergic reaction (eg, anaphylaxis) to any component of the vaccine or after a previous dose of SHINGRIX
  • Review immunization history for possible vaccine sensitivity and previous vaccination-related adverse reactions. Appropriate medical treatment and supervision must be available to manage possible anaphylactic reactions following administration of SHINGRIX
  • Solicited local adverse reactions in subjects aged 50 years and older were pain (78.0%), redness (38.1%), and swelling (25.9%)
  • Solicited general adverse reactions in subjects aged 50 years and older were myalgia (44.7%), fatigue (44.5%), headache (37.7%), shivering (26.8%), fever (20.5%), and gastrointestinal symptoms (17.3%)
  • SHINGRIX was not studied in pregnant or lactating women, and it is unknown if it is excreted in human milk. Therefore, it cannot be established whether there is vaccine-associated risk with SHINGRIX in pregnant women or if there are effects on breastfed infants or milk production/excretion
  • Vaccination with SHINGRIX may not result in protection of all vaccine recipients

Reference: Prescribing Information for SHINGRIX.

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1004182R0 April 2018