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UW Health Pharmacy Patient Care Services: Immunizations

Prevention is the best defense against illness. UW Health Pharmacy Services can help you and your family stay healthy. Our pharmacists administer vaccines to help you avoid illness, including seasonal influenza and shingles.

  • UW Health's certified pharmacists provide the Zostavax® vaccine to patients 50 years of age and older.
  • Shingles is a skin rash that is often painful and caused by the same virus that causes chicken pox.
  • Zostavax® does not treat shingles or shingles-related pain. Zostavax® is approved to help prevent shingles and is provided as a single dose.
  • The cost of the Zostavax® vaccine is approximately $220. 
    • If you have private insurance or Medicaid, your plan may or may not cover the vaccine. Please contact your insurer to find out.
    • All Medicare Part D plans cover Zostavax®. The co-pay (money you have to pay) for vaccination varies.  
    • Medicare Part B does not cover the vaccine. 
  • The Zostavax® vaccine requires a prescription from your doctor.  
  • Contact the pharmacy to set up an appointment and for vaccine availability.
  • Prior to receiving a vaccine, patients are required to complete a vaccine consent form (pdf).
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