Cedars-Sinai Blog

Should I Get the Shingles Vaccine?

Why do you recommend the Shingrix vaccine to your patients?

Shingles is caused by a reactivation of the varicella zoster virus—the same virus that causes chickenpox.


What is an appropriate age for people to get the shingles vaccine?
Are there people who should not get the shingles vaccine?
What about people who haven't had chickenpox?