Hypersensitivity to gelatin. History of anaphylactic/anaphylactoid reaction to neomycin. Primary & acquired immunodeficiency states due to acute & chronic leukemias; lymphoma; other conditions affecting the bone marrow or lymphatic system; immunosuppression due to HIV/AIDS; cellular immune deficiencies. Immunosuppressive therapy (including high-dose corticosteroids). Active untreated TB. Pregnancy.
Do not inj intravascularly. Anaphylactic/anaphylactoid reaction. Not for treatment of zoster, PHN or zoster-associated pain. Defer vaccination in the presence of fever >38.5°C (>101.3°F). HIV-infected patients w/ or w/o evidence of immunosuppression. Lactation. Not recommended for use in childn. Avoid pregnancy for 3 mth following vaccination.