The Shingrix vaccine against shingles is in short supply, and the shortage is expected to continue into 2019.
This vaccine is very effective at preventing shingles, and it is recommended for people age 50 and older, even if you've had Zostavax vaccine or shingles.
People who have already received any shingles vaccination (Shingrix or Zostavax) have some protection against shingles.
People who have received no shingles vaccination are the first priorty for vaccination, given the shortage.
Please call UHS at 734-764-8320 to be added to a wait list:
- If your health care provider orders the vaccine for you but you haven't received a dose yet
- If you have already received one dose
Shingles is a two-dose vaccine, with recommended time between doses of 2 to 6 months, but increasing time between doses will not affect your long-term immunity.