A 35-year-old member asked:
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could you get chickenpox from someone who just received the shingles vaccine?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
No: No.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Rare: If you develop a rash after vaccination with Zostavax (Zoster Vaccine Live) it is best to cover the rash until the lesions have crusted over. The same virus causes shingles and chickenpox (Varicella Zoster). Zostavax contains weakened chickenpox virus. It would be possible (but rare) to infect someone who has never had chickenpox and who has a weak immune system.
Answered on Sep 17, 2014

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Unlikely: The vaccine should protect you from contracting chickenpox. If you never have chickenpox, you cannot get shingles.
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