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Recently I experienced a bout of "shingles". I understand there is a shot that will help prevent getting shingles in the future. Is it worthwhile?

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Dr. Tom Harrington
Internal Medicine

In brief: Shingles shot

This is somewhat controversial.
Your natural immunty is actually much better than the zostavax (actually prevents 70% of outbreaks of shingles at best) I have been telling my patients no but i would spread the word to friends and family over 50-60 years old to get immunized if they have not had the disease.

In brief: Shingles shot

This is somewhat controversial.
Your natural immunty is actually much better than the zostavax (actually prevents 70% of outbreaks of shingles at best) I have been telling my patients no but i would spread the word to friends and family over 50-60 years old to get immunized if they have not had the disease.
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