Table. 1.

Comparison of the Two Types of Zoster Vaccines

Brand name Zostavax® Shingrix®
Company Merck & Co., Inc. GlaxoSmithKline
Type of vaccine Live attenuated vaccine Recombinant adjuvant subunit vaccine
Dosing Single shot Two shots (The second dose is given 2-6 mo after the first dose)
Route of administration Subcutaneous injection Intramuscular injection
Length of immunity About 5 yr [27] About 9 yr [36]
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