The Importance of the Shingles Vaccine
- are allergic to any of its ingredients.
- are allergic to gelatin or neomycin.
- have a weakened immune system (for example, an immune deficiency, leukemia, lymphoma, or HIV/AIDS).
- take high doses of steroids by injection or by mouth.
- are pregnant or plan to get pregnant.
ZOSTAVAX is given as a single dose by injection under the skin.
- have or have had any medical problems.
- take any medicines, including non-prescription medicines, and dietary supplements.
- have any allergies, including allergies to neomycin or gelatin.
- had an allergic reaction to another vaccine.
- are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
- •are breast-feeding.
- redness, pain, itching, swelling, warmth, or bruising where the shot was given.
- allergic reactions, which may be serious and may include difficulty in breathing or swallowing. If you have an allergic reaction, call your doctor right away.
Step 1: Obtain a prescription from your doctor.
Discuss the Shingles Vaccine (Zostavax®) with your primary care physician. Your physician must write a prescription or call a prescription into the pharmacy in order for patients to receive the vaccine. Most Medicare Part D prescription insurance companies will pay for the vaccine and only require the patients to pay their prescription co-pay. Physicians can call the Zostavax® vaccine prescription into Hayden’s Pharmacy at 724-925-1400.
Step 2: Schedule your shingles vaccine appointment.
Choose from the available times listed on the clinic schedule.
Mondays – 9pm – 5pm
Wednesdays – 9am – 5pm
Fridays – 9am – 5pm
*Appointments are scheduled every 30 minutes.
Complete the information form below.
Note: Your appointment time may be adjusted within the hour requested due to scheduling availability. Our scheduling department will email your confirmation letter and appointment information within 24 hours.