Queensland Health have released new guidelines on the administering of Zostavax.
For further detailed information, please Updated Zostavax Alert
1. Zostavax is contraindicated in patients who are immunocompromised.
2. Administration where contraindicated has resulted in a death in Australia.
3. Do not administer Zostavax to patients who are immunocompromised. If in doubt, seek advice from a specialist.
National Centre for Immunisation Research & Surveillance fact sheets:
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