How safe is the shingles vaccine?

The shingles vaccine has been studies in very large clinical trials. It has also been used for several years, mainly in the United States, where it has been available since 2006. Now that the shingles vaccine is available also in Sweden, we benefit from the experience of the millions of doses previously given. Both clinical trials and extensive "real life" use of the shingles vaccine has shown that it has a very good safety profile.