Codes and Frequencies
For sample adults aged 50 and older or, beginning in 2018, sample adults aged 50 and older who have ever had a shingles vaccine (SHOTSHNGEV), SHOTZOSTEV reports whether or not someone has ever had Zostavax, a vaccine for shingles that requires one shot.
Beginning in 2018, a series of variables covering with shingles vaccinations became available. Please refer to SHOTSHNGEV for more information about other shingles vaccination variables.
Aside from slight changes in the universe, question wording, and surrounding question series introduced in 2018, this variable is comparable over time.
Before 2018, a single shingles vaccination question was asked of all sample adults 50 years of age and older:
Beginning in 2018, this question became one of a series of questions about shingles vaccines. Instead of being asked a single shingles vaccine question, sample adults aged 50 and older were first asked:
Respondents who indicated that they had ever had a vaccine for shingles were then asked:
- 2008-2017: Sample adults 50+.
- 2018: Sample adults 50+ who have had a shingles vaccine.
- 2008-2018 : SAMPWEIGHT