What is the generic name for Zostavax?

What is the generic name for Zostavax?

Generic Name & Formulations: Varicella zoster vaccine, live, attenuated; minimum of 19,400 PFU/0.65mL dose; pwd for SC inj after reconstitution; contains porcine gelatin, neomycin and bovine serum (trace); preservative-free.

What is the difference between Shingrix and Zostavax?

Shingrix is 97% effective at preventing herpes zoster (shingles) in folks over 50 whereas the Zostavax shot is 50-64% effective in preventing shingles in those 50-70 and even lower for those over 70. Shingrix also stays effective for longer.

What type of vaccine was Zostavax?

Zostavax is a live attenuated zoster vaccine that was FDA approved in 2006. As a live attenuated vaccine, Zostavax contains a live, weakened version of the varicella-zoster virus. Zostavax is administered in a single dose in adults aged 50 years or older. It is manufactured by Merck.

At what age is Zostavax recommended?

CDC recommends that people 60 years old and older get shingles vaccine (Zostavax®) to prevent shingles and PHN.

Is Zostavax a live virus?

Up until recently, the zoster vaccine on the market was called Zostavax. It was a live attenuated vaccine, meaning that it contains a live virus that has been modified to make it weaker, less able to cause an infection, and easier for your immune to kill.

How often should Zostavax be given?

The vaccine is given in two doses, 2 to 6 months apart. Zostavax is still in use for some people ages 60 and older.

How much is the Shingrix vaccine at Walmart?

Average 12 Month Prices for Shingrix

Pharmacy Shingrix Retail Price Shingrix SingleCare Price
Walmart $244.06 $175.27
Walgreens $284.09 $188.92
Kroger Pharmacy $215.13 $181.25
Albertsons Pharmacy $221.81 $190.26