Posted from: Friday, July 06, 2018 - 04:52 PM - Present

Shingrix Orders Limited by Manufacturer

June 21, 2018 – GlaxoSmithKline has implemented order limits on Shingrix (recombinant zoster vaccine) due to high demand.

The CDC’s website for current vaccine shortages and delays indicates that these order limits have led to shipping delays. Delays are expected to last through the remainder of 2018. GlaxoSmithKline plans to release doses on a consistent schedule, and the CDC expects this supply will allow the vaccination of more patients in 2018 than in 2017.

High demand may be due to the improved efficacy of Shingrix versus competitor Zostavax® (zoster vaccine live), from Merck.

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