Image: Woman on Tablet

SAFETY & SIDE EFFECTS

WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS OF SHINGRIX?

The most common side effects of SHINGRIX are: 

  • Pain, redness, and swelling at the injection site
  • Muscle pain
  • Tiredness
  • Headache
  • Shivering
  • Fever
  • Upset stomach

You should not get SHINGRIX if you are allergic to any of its ingredients or have had an allergic reaction to a previous dose of SHINGRIX.

 

Severe allergic reactions are less common and include:

  • Hives
  • Swelling of the face/throat
  • Difficulty breathing
  • A fast heartbeat
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness

If you experience any of these reactions, seek medical attention immediately.

OTHER POTENTIAL SIDE EFFECTS

  • An increased risk of Guillain-Barré syndrome (severe muscle weakness) was observed after vaccination with SHINGRIX
  • Fainting can happen after getting injectable vaccines, including SHINGRIX. Precautions should be taken to avoid falling and injury due to fainting

ADDITIONAL IMPORTANT INFORMATION

SHINGRIX may not protect all individuals. Ask your healthcare provider about the risks and benefits of SHINGRIX. Only a healthcare provider can decide if SHINGRIX is right for you. 

To learn more about SHINGRIX, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or other healthcare provider. If you have questions about SHINGRIX, call 1-800-772-9292 for more information.

Image: Man riding bike

YOUR QUESTIONS—ANSWERED

Have more questions about SHINGRIX? Find out the answers in our FAQs.

LEARN MORE

Icon: SHINGRIX FAQs