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Description

For sample adults aged 50 and older, SHOTSHNGEV reports whether or not they have ever had a vaccine for shingles.

 

Before being asked whether they had ever had a vaccine for shingles, respondents were told:

"Shingles is an illness that results in a rash or blisters on the skin, and is usually painful. There are two vaccines now available for shingles; Zostavax, which requires 1 shot, and Shingrix, a new vaccine which requires 2 shots."

The 2018 Field Representative's Manual further explains that "The pain [from shingles] is generally on one side of the body or face. Shingles is caused by the chicken pox virus."

Related Variables

SHOTSHNGEV is part of a series of variables dealing with shingles and vaccines.

For the Zostavax vaccine

  • SHOTZOSTEV indicates if one has ever had the Zostavax vaccine, which requires only one shot
  • SHOTZOSTYR indicates the most recent year one has had the Zostavax vaccine
  • SHOTZOSTC indicates whether the Zostavax shot was received in 2018 or prior to 2018, if they are unable to remember in which year they had the shot
For the Shingrix vaccine
  • SHOTSGRXEV indicates if one has ever had the Shingrix vaccine, which requires two shots
  • SHOTSGRXNO indicates how many total Shingrix shots one has had
  • SHOTSGRXYR indicates the most recent year one has had the Shingrix vaccine
  • SHOTSGRXC indicates whether the most recent Shingrix shot was received in 2018 or prior to 2018, if they are unable to remember which year they had the shot

Comparability

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.

Universe

  • 2018: Sample adults aged 50+.
  • 2019-2020: Sample adults age 50+.

Availability

  • 2018-2020

Weights