zoster vaccine live (Discontinued)

Brand and Other Names:Zostavax (DSC)
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Dosing & Uses

No long available in the United States

Discontinued November 2020

Shingles Prophylaxis

Zostavax was approved by the FDA in 2006, but is no longer available in the United States as of November 2020

The recombinant zoster vaccine (Shingrix) is available

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Mechanism of Action

Conveys active immunity by stimulating production of endogenously produced antibodies

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