ZOSTAVAX, **NEWLY AVAILABLE** for patients aged 50 and older for protection against shingles.
One vaccination required – given in the arm. Possible side effects are slight soreness at injection site.
Cannot be given within 4 weeks of another live vaccine.
Cannot be given to patients who have a deficient immune system such as Leukaemia/Lymphoma.
Vaccine manufacturer Sanofi Pasteur.