Who Should Not Get The Shingles Vaccine?

You should not get the shingles vaccine if you:

  • Are allergic to the vaccine or any of its ingredients
  • Have a weakened immune system (cancer, certain immune disorders)
  • Have undergone cancer treatment (radiation or chemotherapy)
  • Take high doses of steroids by injection or by mouth
  • Are pregnant or plan to get pregnant
  • Have an active episode of shingles (wait until illness is over and symptoms have resolved).