Zoster vaccine for 60+ year olds
Apr 23, 2008
Hi, Dr. Bob - wondered if and when we aging HIV+ folks can get the zoster vaccine. All my HIV_ friends are getting it these days, and I am keen to avoid this nasty disease if possible. Any studies or info out yet? Thanks - Bob, MD (Paris)
Response from Dr. Frascino
Live virus or live bacteria vaccines, with the exception of measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) should never be given to individuals with HIV infection. Live vaccines include BCG, oral polio vaccine, oral typhoid vaccine (ty21a), Varicella-zoster vaccine and yellow fever vaccine.
Paris, eh? Lucky you! J'adore cette ville magnifique!
A bientôt Robert,
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