The CDC suggests getting the shingles vaccineShingrix (RZV) if you're age 50 or older. It was approved in 2017 and has been found to be more than 90% effective effective in preventing shingles and the complications caused by the disease. Even if you've already had shingles, the CDC says the vaccine can help prevent a second round of it. Shingrix is preferred over an earlier vaccine, . You should also get it if you have previously had had the Zostravax vaccine. Zostavax
Talk to your doctor about when to get the vaccine. If you've just gotten over shingles, the CDC recommends waiting at least until the shingles rash has disappeared.
You should not get the Shingrix vaccine if you:
Since the older vaccine, Zostavax, is a live virus, You should not get it if you are allergic to the vaccine, have a weakened immune system, or are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant in the next 4 weeks.
Are pregnant or nursing
You are allergic to the vaccine
You tested negative for immunity to chickenpox (varicella zoster). If so, you should ask about the chicken pox (varicella) vaccine
Currently have shingles