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how long is shingles vaccine contagious

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
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Should not be: There are no documented cases of the varicella-zoster virus being transmitted from adults vaccinated with the shingles vaccine, according to the cente ... Read More
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
35 years experience Pediatrics
Not really.: But the weakened vaccine virus is only possibly dangerous to newborns (under 1 month age) and people with severely compromised immune systems (aids, s ... Read More

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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
31 years experience Family Medicine
No acute signs: Sorry to hear you've met shingles. Getting the vaccine may prevent recurrences. You can get the shingles vaccine once you no longer have acute symptom ... Read More
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Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
Not really known: There is not much information to make a definitive statement on this.
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Dr. Ashok Avaiya
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Hello: you can take zostavax as long as rash from shingles is resolved.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
36 years experience Pediatrics
Shingles vaccine: There may be local reactions, but systemic reactions are unusual. For a complete listing of information about any vaccine, go to cdc website and then ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Agree with Dr. Maes: Possible side effects of Zostavax (Zoster Vaccine Live) include injection site redness, swelling, itching, pain, heat or bruising or rash. Headache ma ... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Some basics: Valtrex is an antiviral that works to reduce the activity of the shingles virus when it emerges. Once you have improved enough that it does not bother ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
2 months: The recommendation is 2 months.
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Dr. Katharine Cox
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Herpes vaccine : The herpes Zoster vaccine sometimes causes a chick pox type rash at the site. It can remain for 2-3 weeks and should be covered with a clean top. The ... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
51 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Should be ok!: Local reaction to immunization shots are very common and should go away in a few days,
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Appears to be: The approval process for any vaccine takes decades & this one is no exception. The FDA requires a mountain of testing documentation before approvi ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
46 years experience Dermatology
Over 50: It is recommended for adults over 50 to prevent developing shingles.
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
43 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: It depends on your age, your medical condtition and your indication for this immunization. It is generally recommended for those 60 and over but is n ... Read More
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