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A 51-year-old male asked about a 77-year-old female:

77 yr old female in the uk ,i half immune system with upper body left lymph node removed.i have heard i cannot have the shingles vaccine .is this correct?as i have a family history of shingles.

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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
No reason: Unless you are currently on a drug which suppresses your immune system, there is no reason why you can't get Zostavax.

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