This tool can be used to aid identification of patients who are contra-indicated for the shingles vaccine, which is a live vaccine.​

The questions in the screening tool are designed for completion either by the patient or by the healthcare practitioner in a structured interview with the patient and explanatory notes for Healthcare practitioners are also included.

Please note – the screening tool is designed to help healthcare practitioners identify patients who may be contra-indicated for shingles vaccine and does not replace clinical judgement.

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Last updated: 02 September 2021
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