A 28-year-old member asked:
could you get shingles after getting the shingles vaccine?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Morris Westfried answered
45 years experience Dermatology
Yes: You could get a mild case of shingles.
Answered on May 20, 2013
Dr. Larry Lutwick answered
48 years experience Infectious Disease
The protection...: Efficacy is 50-60 percent so shingles can still occur but even if it occurs, the risk of post herpetic neuralgia - pain in the area after the rash is gone - is diminished in vaccinees. The virus causing the shingles after vaccination is not the vaccine virus but rather the chickenpox virus that is latent inside of you.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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