Shingles vaccine NOT advised in MDS

Urgent Clarification on shingles/varicella vaccine policy for MDS patients

MDS specialists have issued the following advice regarding shingles vaccine:

“Current advice from the UK MDS Forum is not to give the Live Varicella Vaccine to patients with MDS.”

You can read further information on the topic, on the UK MDS Forum webpage (the specialist website) here:

If you are due this vaccine – or if your GP is mentioning it – please refer them to the website above, where they will be able to read further details – or ask for clarifications if needed.

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