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can i get shingles at 45?

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Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Shingles. : You can get shingles at any age.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: you can.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017

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