If I have shingles how long do I need to wait before getting...

Question: 

If I have shingles how long do I need to wait before getting the covid vaccine? If it’s no longer active just post shingles nerve pain am I safe to be vaccinated.

Answer: 

You can safely receive the COVID-19 vaccine if you have recovered from an illness (including shingles). If you are concerned about your immune system being weakened by disease or medical treatment, speak with your immunization provider. Please refer to our COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions #9 and #20.

ImmunizeBC Nurse

Date last updated: 
Tuesday, Jan 12, 2021