A 35-year-old member asked:
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what to do if i had shingles vaccine. can i be infected by someone that has shingles?

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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
No: You cannot get shingles from someone with an active case.You might get chickenpox, but only if you never had them.The shingles vaccine gives you protection from reactivation of the shingles germ (H.zoster) in your own system.It would also protect you from any decline in your resistance to chickenpox that might have occurred with age.
Answered on Jun 9, 2014

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