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For sample adults aged 50 and older who have had a shingles vaccine (SHOTSHNGEV), SHOTSGRXEV reports whether or not someone has ever had the Shingrix vaccine, the new shingles vaccine which requires 2 shots.

SHOTSGRXEV is part of a series of variables initiated in 2018 dealing with shingles and vaccines. Please refer to the Description tab in SHOTSHNGEV for more information about shingles vaccinations.


The NHIS questionnaire was substantially redesigned in 2019 to introduce a different data collection structure and new content. For more information on changes in terminology, universes, and data collection methods beginning in 2019, please see the user note.


  • 2018: Sample adults 50+ who have had a shingles vaccine.
  • 2019-2021: Sample adults age 50+ who have had a Shingles vaccine (SHOTSHNGEV).


  • 2018-2021