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how often do you need to get the shingles vaccine

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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
Multiple: You can either get it through your providers office, a health department, or a local convenient care establishment.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Over 50: It is recommended for adults over 50 to prevent developing shingles.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Shingles vaccine: Your pmd should be able to get this for you.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Shingles vaccine: Currently the recommendation for shingles vaccine is a single dose to those age 60 or older. However, as we have found with many other vaccines that i ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Mantz
37 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: But, it may not be covered by insurance. Many insurers cover it starting at age 60. I could help boost your immunity and is probably worth the expense ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yunus Motala
Specializes in
Vaccine can be taken: A person who has had shingles can have the vaccine. however the vaccine is approved for people age 50 and above. You are 41 -so the answer would be no ... Read More
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
One dose after 60: The cdc at this time recommends one dose for people over the age of 60. Their investigations into the need for booster shots have not yet shown an adv ... Read More
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
As of 2011: There was a study to assess this but it was not yet clear how effective it was. It did no harm - si it's not a bad idea - but just how protective it w ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes zoster: This is the same virus that causes chickenpox and if you have had that you may be at risk of getting shingles. If not, you are at risk of getting chic ... Read More

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