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I Have Been Vaccinated Against Chicken Pox Can I Get Shingles
Yes: Yes but very unlikely.Get a more detailed answer ›
Chickenpox is an illness caused by a virus known as varicella zoster. The first time someone is infected with this virus, usually in childhood, he or she will develop an itchy rash consisting of vesicles or fluid filled, reddened blisters. Chickenpox is highly contagious and spread via infected individuals. We now have an effective ...Read more
No: He should be protected from varicella after the vaccine. ...Read more
I was just diagnosed with shingles. Should my dad, who is 53 years old and never had chicken pox, get a vaccination?
I am 67, had chicken pox at 7 which led to encephalitis. Is it safe for me to get shingles vaccination since it uses live virus?
I've had chicken pox and i was also vaccinated against chicken pox - am i still at risk of shingles later on? Or will the ch. Pox vaccine protect me?
Do not know: We are now immunizing elderly with vaccine against varicella to decrease risk of zoster. These individuals had chicken pox. They get zoster because their immune system declines with age, allowing zoster to occur. Since you had chicken pox, the virus is in you. We do not know how long your immunity to virus will last, but it is probably not forever. I recommend zoster vaccine later in life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely an issue: A properly vaccinated kid would have about a 5 % risk of ever getting varicella.Ophthalmic shingles is only contagious through the debris from the lesions, not though droplets like regular chickenpox. If the vaccinated child did not have direct contact with the lesions or debris there would be no risk of infection. ...Read more
Unlikely to happen: There are a few vaccinated kids who remain less than fully protected, especially if they have not completed the two shot series. However, shingles is not as contagious as the wild chickenpox, it has no airborne phase. To be exposed the child would have to have direct contact with the material from the caretakers wounds. Simple hygienic care/handwashing/etc will avoid passing it on. ...Read more
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