National Geographic : 2010 Feb
IF YOU RE 60 OR OLDER, THE PAINFUL, BLISTERING RASH OF SHINGLES COULD BE CLOSER THAN YOU THINK. IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION ■ ZOSTAVAX may not protect everyone who gets the vaccine. ■ You should not get ZOSTAVAX if you are allergic to any of its ingredients, including gelatin or neomycin, have a weakened immune system, take high doses of steroids, or are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. ■ Possible side effects include redness, pain, itching, swelling, warmth, or bruising at the injection site, as well as headache. ■ You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088. ■ Before getting vaccinated, talk to your health care professional about situations you may need to avoid after getting ZOSTAVAX. Please see the Patient Product Information on the adjacent page. Before you get Shingles, get vaccinated.