A 51-year-old female asked:
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i had shingles at 28. can i have them again, i'm in my 50's.?

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Dr. Bassam Amawi
48 years experience Psychiatry
Shingles ?: Yes , the virus is in u body and i advise u to take vaccine for it.
Answered on Nov 17, 2016
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Shingles can recur. “Healthy adults 50 years and older should get two doses of Shingrix, separated by 2 to 6 months. You should get Shingrix even if in the past you: had shingles, received Zostavax, are not sure if you had chickenpox. There is no maximum age for getting Shingrix.” REF: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd/shingles/public/shingrix/index.html
Answered on Oct 25, 2018

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