Write-up: Information has been received from a registered nurse concerning an approximately 80 or 90 year old immunocompromised male who was in hospice care who was in the same room where the other residents of the retirement community were vaccinated with a dose of Zostavax (Oka/Merck). It was reported that the patient had a spouse or contact (s) who lived in the independent residences within the community and who were vaccinated with a dose of Zostavax vaccine (MSD). The patient was not vaccinated with the vaccine. On 16-OCT-2007 the patient developed shingles. At the time of report the patient had not recovered. The patient''s experience was considered to be life threatening, an other important medical event and disabling by the reporter. Additional information has been requested. This is one of several reports received from the same source.