Vaccine alert

ALERT | Updated Zostavax information

In Central Queensland, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay by PHN Communications

Queensland Health have released new guidelines on the administering of Zostavax.

For further detailed information, please Updated Zostavax Alert

Key Points
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.
Further information

National Centre for Immunisation Research & Surveillance fact sheets:

Click here to find the contact details of your local public health unit.