Zoster (Shingles) Vaccine
The zoster (shingles) vaccine is a TRICARE covered benefit for beneficiaries age 50 and older. Those with chronic medical conditions should discuss any precautions related to this vaccine with their physician. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) currently recommends two doses of Shingrix, two to six months apart. Zostervax® may still be used to prevent shingles in certain cases for beneficiaries age 60 and older.
TRICARE beneficiaries can obtain the shingles vaccine from their family doctor or participating retail network pharmacy.
Note: Physicians who do not have the vaccine in stock in their office can order the vaccine as needed through a specialty pharmacy (specialty drug supplier). Specialty drug suppliers can be located using our Network Provider Directory.