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What schedule is Zostavax?

November 13, 2012

Zostavax (Varicella-Zoster virus vaccine live attenuated) is Schedule 1. A valid prescription is required for this vaccine.

The process for researching drug schedules is explained on the ACP website.

For this case, it was not in the Alberta exceptions list, so we checked the NAPRA website. Using varicella or zoster as the search term brings it up. It confirms that the drug is classified as Schedule 1.  

Originally published in the November 13, 2012 issue of The Link