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how old do you have to be to get shingles

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
52 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Usually over 50 yrs: The shingles vaccine is recommended for everyone age 50 or older who does not have compromised immune system.. Insurance companies may not support inj ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
50 years experience Dermatology
Rare,: Very uncommon, unless in immunocompromised persons.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
28 years experience Pediatrics
See below: This would be very unlikely. Although, you can get a shingles rash for up to 2 years after receiving the chickenpox vaccine.
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Rare: I have seen it as early as 15 months.Shingles in infancy can represent a maternal infection during pregnancy that provides little if any transient imm ... Read More
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Quiet unlikely: Shingles is reactivation of chicken pox virus which was sleeping in nerves . It is common in older age group. http://patient.info/health/shingles-herp ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
It happens: I've seen it in toddlers as early as 15 months and it is seen throughout life. Texts report cases possible in infancy if their mother had it in pregna ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Once infected: Once infected with herpes varicella/zoster you will have the organism for life. The chances for recurrence and the frequency are highly variable, and ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Possibly: But you can help to minimize the risk by getting the vz vaccine. Children who have not had chickenpox should get it, and those over 13 years old shou ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
12 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not Likely: After you have gotten over a case of chickenpox (varicella), this is followed by the establishment of a latent infection. The virus basically hangs ou ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Absolutely: It is even more imperative that people with autoimmune disease obtain the appropriate preventive vaccines.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Never heard of this: I would first go to a dermatologist and or infectious disease specialist. I have never heard of this happening.If true, you have a worrisome immune sy ... Read More
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