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Shingrix Vaccination

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Shingrix is Shingles or Herpes Zoster vaccine by GSK. 
Product type:

Shingles or Herpes Zoster Vaccine 

Disease prevented:

Shingles / Herpes Zoster commonly known as "Naagin" or "Daad" 

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Recommended for:

For seniors above 50 years of age.

Directions for use:

To be administered intramuscularly by a trained healthcare professional. Kindly do not self-administer.

Additional information:

Shingrix is the world’s first non-live, recombinant subunit vaccine to be given intramuscularly in two doses. Shingles is caused by the reactivation of the varicella zoster virus (VZV), the same virus that causes chickenpox. 

After a person has had chickenpox, the virus can remain dormant in their nerve cells for many years.  As people age, their immune systems weaken, making them more vulnerable to the reactivation of the virus. When the virus reactivates, it causes a painful rash lasting for several weeks or even months. Shingles can also lead to complications such as postherpetic neuralgia, a persistent pain that can last for months or years after the rash has healed. 

A seroprevalence study in Indian subjects showed that by the age of 40 years more than 90% had this virus in their body and were vulnerable to shingles. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, the incidence of shingles in India is around 3.3 cases per 1000 people per year, which translates to around 4.5 million cases annually.

Shingrix is a recombinant subunit vaccine that works by stimulating the immune system to produce antibodies against the varicella-zoster virus. It is given in two doses, with the second dose administered two to six months after the first. Clinical trials have shown that Shingrix is highly effective in preventing shingles, with an efficacy rate of over 90%.

Shingrix was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the prevention of shingles in adults 50 years of age or older in 2017.The European Commission gave Shingrix approval for the prevention of shingles in adults 50 years of age or older in 2018.


FAQs about Shingrix vaccination in Indore


What are the benefits of Shingrix vaccination?

Shingrix vaccine is indicated for the prevention of Shingles or Hepes zoster.


What is the recommended dosing schedule for Shingrix vaccination?

For seniors above 50 years of age:

Two doses at an interval of 2 months is indicated.

If flexibility in the vaccination schedule is necessary, the second dose can be administered between 2 and 6 months after the first dose.


How is  Shingrix vaccine administered?

Shingrix is administered as an intramuscular injection in the deltoid region of the arm or anterolateral region of the thigh by a trained healthcare professional. Do not self-inject the vaccine. 


Are there any side effects associated with Shingrix vaccination?

Shingrix vaccination is generally well tolerated. General side-effects include mild pain and redness at injection site which is transient and self resolves within a few days. Serious side effects are very rare.   


Are there any contraindications for Shingrix vaccination?

Shingrix vaccination is contraindicated in cases which have had allergic reaction to any previous dose of the vaccine or to any component of the vaccine.


Is there any specific preparation needed before getting the Shingrix vaccination?

Shingrix vaccination can be taken at any time of the day, and there are no specific requirements such as fasting or post-meal administration.


What precautions should be observed after receiving the Shingrix vaccine?

Shingrix is generally well tolerated and does not disrupt your daily activities, including food, travel and medication use. However, if you have any concerns or specific health conditions, it's advisable to discuss them with your healthcare provider before vaccination. 


Where can I get more information about Shingrix vaccine in Indore?

INVC vaccine experts are here to provide you with up-to-date guideline-based information to help you make an informed decision about Shingrix vaccination. However, if you have any specific health conditions or a unique medical history, we also advise you to consult with your healthcare provider for personalized guidance.


Where can I book an appointment for Shingrix vaccination in Indore?

You can schedule an appointment with INVC to receive the Shingrix vaccine at your nearest centre or at the convenience of your home in Indore.

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