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Just had shingles shot. Never had shingles. How long does it take to have its maximum positive effect in the body-immediate response, weeks or months?

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Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology

In brief: Probably a few weeks

The shingles shot which is 50 percent effective, will probably be somewhat effective within the next few weeks.
If you do end up getting shingles after the shot it will usually be a mild case. No one knows how long the shingles shot is effective for.

In brief: Probably a few weeks

The shingles shot which is 50 percent effective, will probably be somewhat effective within the next few weeks.
If you do end up getting shingles after the shot it will usually be a mild case. No one knows how long the shingles shot is effective for.
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