A 42-year-old member asked:
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could someone get shingles even after getting the shingles shot?

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Shingles prevention: Unfortunately, 'yes', although the Zostavax (Shingles vaccine) is designed to prevent shingles, it is not 100%. This is true particularly with older folks -over time they become less and less able to respond well to the vaccine. Plus, if you factor in other 'hits' to someone's immune system, they can really become weak and cannot defend against this nasty virus. Hope u can see a doc 4 more help.
Answered on Jul 21, 2014

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