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A 66-year-old female asked:

Why can't i get a flu or shingles shot while on predezone?

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Dr. Raymond Schneider
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Immune suppression: . While you are taking the prednisone it suppresses the immune response and you are not likely to have a good result from your immunization.

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Could someone get shingles even after getting the shingles shot?

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
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.
Pelion, SC
A 62-year-old female asked:

At what age do you get a shingles shot?

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50: Recommended in adults above age 50

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