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Dr. William R. Lee answered:

Do I need shingles vaccine if I might have had genital herpes?

No

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totally unrelated! Shingles vaccine is recommended for those over the age of 65. there is no vaccine for herpes, a totally different virus.
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Dumb Q: Why do I need shingles vaccine at 50 if I already had chicken pox?

Waning immunity

Shingles
The shingles represent a return of varicella virus you encountered in childhood. It goes into hibernation in nerve centers along the front of the spine,kept in check by antibodies you developed as a kid. In some, the virus re-emerges as shingles. The shingles shot has a high concentration of the antigen to boost an aging system. Get it & decrease possibly of getting shingles.
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Can I have the shingles vaccine if I am on remicade?

Not recommended

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Patients receiving this type of immunosuppresion are advised against getting the vaccine. Patients who have received it have not had problems, but there is a theoretical risk of getting a Zoster infection from the vaccine. Also, it is not known how well the vaccine works in immunosuppressed patients. Talk with your doctor about shingles signs and then start antiviral therapy quickly if you get it
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Dr. Bahman Omrani answered:

Can I receive the shingles vaccine if I have RA a and I am taking methotrexate and rituximab?

No as a general rule

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Its best to offer live vaccines such as Zostavax prior to initiating therapy with immunosupressive agents. Combination of Rituximab with a live vaccine may cause more harm than good. In rare cases, only your doctor can decide if the benefit of this vaccine outweighs the potential risks. If feasible, Rituximab may be stopped for a few months prior to administering live vaccine.
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Dr. Mark Diamond answered:

Should I get the shingles vaccine if I have lichen sclerosis which is an autoimmunity disease?

Yes

all the more reason to do so,since the chicken pox would may make the skin rash much more bothersome
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Dr. Arlo J. Miller answered:

Is it safe for me to have a shingles vaccine if I had an allergic reaction to neosporin and was told that I was allergic to the neomycin in it?

No

Shingles
If you've had an allergic reaction, you should not get the shingles shot.
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Shingles vaccine needed in suppressed immune systems?

Contraindicated

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Shingles vaccine (Zostavax) is a live attenuated vaccine that contains a pretty good dose of weakened chicken pox virus. It is not recommended in people who are immunosuppressed due to risk of infection arising from the vaccine.
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If my varicella titer is positive, do I need the shingles vaccine?

Maybe,maybe not

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The varicella titer just confirms you had it in the past or had the vaccine. It does not predict whether you may have shingles in the future.The shingles vaccine is primarily intended for the older population,those over 50.I would talk the issue over with the doc who knows your history best.
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Is there a shingles vaccine?

Yes

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The vaccine has been on the market for several years, but at first, it was only approved for people 60+ years old. It was recently, like last week, approved for use in people 50+. It is one shot, once-in-a-lifetime, as of now, with no recommendation for a booster.
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How to get the shingles vaccine?

Multiple

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You can either get it through your providers office, a health department, or a local convenient care establishment.
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