A limited supply of vaccine is available for Nashoba Associated Boards of Health member towns.
This vaccine has been made possible through Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
* For uninsured 60+ adults.
* Call your medical insurance carrier to verify noncoverage.
* Contact your primary care physician for a prescription note to be brought with you and consult with him/her regarding any concerns.
* Call Nashoba Associated Boards of Health for an appointment: 978-772-3335 or 800-427-9762, ext. 333.
Select safety information
Vaccination with ZOSTAVAX does not result in protection of all vaccine recipients.
ZOSTAVAX is contraindicated in: persons with a history of anaphylactic or anaphylactoid reaction to gelatin, neomycin, or any other component of the vaccine; persons with a history of primary or acquired immunodeficiencies; persons on immunosuppressive therapy.
Common adverse reactions occurring in >1% of vaccinated individuals during clinical trials include injection-site reactions (redness, pain/tenderness, swelling, hematoma, itchy, warmth) and headache.
Transmission of vaccine virus may occur between vaccines and susceptible contacts.
Deferral should be considered in acute illness (for example, in the presence of fever) or in patients with active untreated tuberculosis.