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Can you get shingles if you had the chicken pox shot recently the past year?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Shingles: The shingles vaccine isn't fail-safe; some people develop shingles despite vaccination. Even when it fails to suppress the virus completely, however, the shingles vaccine may reduce the severity and duration of shingles. Although there's hope that the vaccine will reduce your risk of severe, lingering pain after shingles (postherpetic neuralgia).
Answered on Mar 26, 2013

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