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shingles vaccine side effects and last how long?

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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 when on the homepage go to vis (vaccine information statements) about any vaccine you have questions about. These are put together by the experts and have great information on the pros and cons of each vaccine.
Answered on Jul 11, 2017
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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 may also occur. There is potential for allergic reaction. Zostavax (Zoster Vaccine Live) isn't recommended if you are allergic to gelatin or neomycin or other vaccine components.
Answered on Feb 4, 2020

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