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).