Update about Shingrix
Due to high demand nationwide, Shingrix, the shingles vaccine, is currently unavailable at HUHS. Since shipments of the vaccine to HUHS are extremely limited and unpredictable, HUHS is unable keep a wait list. No appointments are available for Shingrix vaccinations. The vaccines that we do receive are currently used to provide a second dose to those who have started the series. Although we do not know when supply will meet demand, we will be sure to notify patients when Shingrix becomes available. We apologize for any inconvenience.
In the meantime, patients can use the Shingrix Vaccine Finder at Shingrix.com to locate providers or pharmacies that have been offering the vaccine. It is recommended that patients call locations before their visit to ensure vaccine is available. Please also check with your insurance provider when accessing outside care to ensure coverage.
What is the shingles vaccination?
Shingles vaccination is the only way to protect against shingles and postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), the most common complication from shingles. CDC recommends that healthy adults 50 years and older get two doses of the shingles vaccine called Shingrix (recombinant zoster vaccine), separated by 2 to 6 months, to prevent shingles and the complications from the disease.