A 65-year-old female asked:
i had t1 bladder cancer and i had bcg a treatment. cani have schingles vaccine?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Eric Chevlen answered
46 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes.: Ask your doctor, of course, since your particular circumstance may differ...but intravesicular (in the bladder) BCG treatment for superficial bladder cancer does not make shingles vaccine dangerous or ineffective. Your age and medical history put you at enough risk of shingles that a vaccination is beneficial.
Answered on Feb 23, 2020
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