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New Shingles Vaccine -Shringrex

Has anyone heard any information pros or cons about the new Shringrex vaccine, and has anyone received this vaccine as yet?  How does your transplant team feel about it?  Do the recommend it or not?  Thanks for any info you can offer.  


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  • hi


    I am 7 month kidney transplant all is well 

    Can i go out for work in local area?

    My work is in polluted areas.e.g live stock areas like sheeps cows




  • I am too young for the initial indication group so no experience with shot.  Quick limited data review suggests rates of graft failure are the same as placebo.  My group suggested it when turn 50.

    But Shingles - I was over immunosupp for a few weeks due to medication change and got Shingles and it is no joke.  Hits us really hard ibviously.  I have also continued to have chronic pain since my bout - which my doctors all cannot decide why (maybe FibroM).

    • If it's in the region of the shingles, it could be nerve damage from the virus. My husband had shingles 25 years ago and still has some pain to the touch along his sides where he broke out.


  • I haven't had it yet, but my center (U of Minnesota in Minneapolis) says it's fine as it's a dead vaccine.

  • Last week, I asked my transplant doctor at Northwestern what their stance was on Shringrex.  They told me it is safe for transplant patients.  They do not have the data to project the efficacy of the vaccine on immune supporessed patients yet.  I plan to get it from my family physician, but I do know that there is a shortage of the first shot.  Current projection is January before the vaccine will be available. 

    My wife also wants the shingles vaccine.  We were told that it is best if she also gets Shringrex. If she gets the live vaccine, we should be very careful about contact for a couple of days.


  • I have been off of the forum for awhile the UW transplant clinic recommends the new vaccine. There is a shortage of the first shot.I am on a wait list to get it.apparently there is no shortage for the second vaccine in the series.

    Stlll waitng for a lung transplant...It has been a long two year wait and it seems like I am never going to be at the top of the list. Just getting on the list is hard but trying to stay encouraged e=when you keep ssing people listed and you keep getting bumped when you have such a hard time breating on a daily basis is hard


  • I was advised this July when I received my liver transplant not to get the new shingles vaccine. Reason was not enough available  information about immunosuppresed patient's. I am very happy I received the previous vaccine  2 years ago.

  • I posed that question to my lung transplant team.  The reply: "Currently, the lung transplant Infectious Disease team does not endorse the administration of Shingrex to transplant patients. There are issues of safety and effectiveness  that need to be studied in the immunocompromised population before the national policy is changed."

  • I posted a reply about this. It is safe for Tx recipients and is a two-stage injection.


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  • I have received both vaccinations a series of two shots two to six months apart is required .i had no ill effects other than a sore area around were the vaccination was given for a couple of was recommended by my nephrologist who is a member of the transplant team at osf hospital in Peoria il. - days Resources and Information. is your first and best source for all of the information you’re looking for. From general topics to more of what you would expect to find her…
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