A 48-year-old member asked:
i got shingles vaccine. can i be infected by someone that has shingles?
1 doctor answer
Dr. James Ferguson answered
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: You are at no risk of any infection from exposure to someone with shingles.If you had chickenpox or the vaccine as a kid, you cannot get it from exposure to shingles.The shingles vaccine would also boost your protection. For shingles, only the debris from the blisters contain infectious material, simple avoidance protects even those not already immune.
Answered on Mar 8, 2014
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