Zoster Vaccine Administration Error: What Would You Do?

November 26, 2013

Do you know what the ACIP says about mixing the zoster and varicella vaccines?

You order a shingles vaccine for your 62-year-old patient. Your nurse comes to you in tears to report that she mistakenly gave the patient a dose of varicella vaccine (Varivax) and not the zoster shot. The patient is adamant about getting protected against shingles ASAP.

 

What do you do now?