einstein (São Paulo). 01/Mar/2013;11(1):133-4.

Vaccine against herpes zoster

Jacyr Pasternak

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082013000100026

The herpes zoster vaccine is made using high doses of live attenuated varicella/zoster virus. The vaccine is well tolerated and has few adverse effects: the most common one is pain at the injection site. Complications can occur mainly in persons who had prior zoster keratitis or uveitis. The vaccine can prevent this disease with low mortality but high morbidity.

Vaccine against herpes zoster