I am recovering from an outbreak that had a negative effect on one eye. How can I judge when to start shingrix innoculations?
At a glance
- There is no waiting period to get Shingrix after an episode of shingles. As long as you are not currently experiencing any signs or symptoms of a shingles infection, you can get the Shingrix vaccine according to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control).
As long as you not currently experiencing any signs or symptoms of shingles, you should be safe to get the vaccine with minimal risk of recurrence as long as it is recommended by your doctor.
In fact, the risk of an individual experiencing a recurrence of shingles within 12-18 months of an episode is extremely low. The Shingrix vaccine should not increase this risk.
The following is an excerpt from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for Use of Herpes Zoster Vaccines: