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How often do you need the shingles vaccine? Do you need to get booster doses?
How often do you need the shingles vaccine? Do you need to get booster doses? How long does immunity from shingles vaccination last?
The Shingrix® vaccine is given in two doses, at least two to six months apart. The Shingrix® vaccine is more than 90% effective at preventing shingles and long-lasting nerve pain (post herpetic neuralgia).
In research studies, immune responses have been shown up to 9 years after immunization. There is no current recommendation for booster doses of either shingles vaccine, which is an area of ongoing research. Read more about shingles.
Date last reviewed:
Thursday, May 05, 2022