What Shingrix is used for 
Shingrix is a vaccine that helps to protect adults against shingles (herpes zoster) and post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN), the long-lasting nerve pain that follows shingles.
Shingrix is given to:
- adults 50 years and above;
- adults 18 years and above who are at increased risk of shingles.
- Shingrix cannot be used to prevent chickenpox (varicella).
How Shingrix is given
- Shingrix is given as an injection into a muscle (usually in the upper arm).
- You will receive 2 injections 2 months apart. If flexibility in the vaccination schedule is necessary, the second dose can be administered between 2 and 6 months after the first dose. Based on your medical condition, your doctor may also recommend that you receive the second injection 1 month after the first injection.
- You will be informed when you should come back for the second dose of Shingrix