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Shingles complications*

Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN)

  • Affects up to 30% of patients with shingles. 2
  • Characterized by long-lasting nerve pain that can persist for months to years. 1

Herpes zoster ophthalmicus

  • Affects up to 25% of patients with shingles. 1
  • Can lead to ophthalmic complications and in rare cases, vision loss. 1,3

* SHINGRIX is not indicated for prevention of primary varicella infection or for the treatment of herpes zoster (HZ) or postherpetic neuralgia (PHN).


  1. Harpaz R, et al., Prevention of Herpes Zoster. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. MMWR Early Release 2008;57;RR-5.
  2. Kawai K, Gebremeskel BG, Acosta CJ. Systematic review of incidence and complications of herpes zoster: towards a global perspective. BMJ Open. 2014 Jun;4(6):e004833.
  3. Volpi A. Severe complications of herpes zoster. Herpes. 2007 Sep;14 Suppl 2:35-9.