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Should transplant patients stay away from people with shingles vaccine?

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Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine
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In brief: Probably safe

A person who has received a shingles vaccine is not contagious unless he develops a chicken pox-like rash.
If a rash develops, the vaccinated person should restrict contact w/ a transplant patient (or anyone else) if that patient is susceptible to chickenpox. If the kidney transplant patient already had chicken pox, he is not at risk.

In brief: Probably safe

A person who has received a shingles vaccine is not contagious unless he develops a chicken pox-like rash.
If a rash develops, the vaccinated person should restrict contact w/ a transplant patient (or anyone else) if that patient is susceptible to chickenpox. If the kidney transplant patient already had chicken pox, he is not at risk.
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