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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 …

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Appropriate use of ZostaVax

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

The Sunshine Coast Public Health Unit has received advice from Nambour General Hospital that there have been three recent incidents where Zostavax has been given to two patients who have had a renal transplant and another where it was given to a pregnant woman. Zostavax is contraindicated for patients with …