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How come people with chicken pox can get shingles but normal people can't, and does that mean it could be bad to get vaccines?

No the opposite. if you are immune ( due to the vaccine) and do not get chicken pox you can not have shingles as shingles is the reactivation of the dormant chicken pox virus from the nerve root. Read more...
Latent. When you get chicken pox as a child, the virus lies dormant in nerve roots forever. When your immune system weakens or with age it can reemerge and does so along the nerve root where it has been "sleeping". There is now a vaccine against chicken pox and a shingles vaccine. I recommend you consider the vaccine if you have no contraindication. Ask your doctor. . Read more...
Go Meet A Cool Freak. Shingles is Chicken Pox coming back to haunt you later in life.That doesn't make you abnormal.Almost everyone has had chicken pox as kids.It's just us'lucky'few who then get the shingles.And there's vaccines for both,so chill-out,dude!Not that vaccines are wonder drugs,but they help.you know,so many people get chicken pox that you could say THAT is the norm and that those that don't are the freaks. Read more...
So shingles is. actually a reinfection of chickenpox. Which means if you didn't contract the chicken pox virus, then you won't have the virus in your body to attack and lead to shingles. If you have never had the chicken pox virus you can get the vaccine to prevent it. If you had the ckicken pox, then you can get the shingles vaccine which reduces (not eliminates) your risk of getting shingles. Hope that helps. Read more...
Vaccines prevent. Chicken pox is caused by a varicella zoster virus. Once you've had it, it never fully clears from your system and therefore, you are susceptible to having reactivation as manifested by shingles. The chicken pox vaccine prevents chicken pox and therefore future risk of shingles. Read more...
Varicella. Either with the vaccine or natural varicella (chicken pox), there is a risk of shingles activation within your own body. However, both vaccine and natural disease prevent you from "catching" chickenpox or shingles. Read more...
Ch pox virus causes. Shingles. Evidently the virus can hang around for years and strike again when immunity is compromised, as in older people. Vaccination boosts the immune mechanisms against the virus. Read more...

If I get the chicken pox vaccine at 58 yrs old what are the chances i'll develop shingles?

Not possible to know. Presuming no past chicken pox illness, a 58 year-old person getting the standard ch.Pox vaccines gets some protection against ch.Pox (some people still catch ch.Pox even after the vaccines). He has to catch ch.Pox first, and then the virus can come back out as shingles months to years later. The shingles vaccine has 14 times the antigens in the ch.Pox vaccine, but is also not fully protective. Read more...
Less than with CPx. There has been accumulated data that find shingles in vaccinated people, yet the frequency is less than that with wild cpx. Read more...

Can my 14 month old get shingles from his dad? I don't think my son has had the chicken pox vaccine.

Shingles. Your 14 month old can get chickenpox from his dad if his dad has shingles. If this is the case, contact your pediatrician to see if any preventive therapy is indicated for your child. Read more...

If a retiree did not have chicken pox in childhood, is there any reason to get the shingles vaccine? Saw drug company ad about it.

SHINGLES VACCINE. If you never had chickenpox as a child, the consensus is that you can never develop shingles. I do not recommend the vaccine for you. Read more...
CDC Recommends. The center for disease control states "a person age 60 years or older who has no medical contraindications, is eligible for zoster vaccine regardless of their memory of having had chickenpox." i would recommend that you discuss your concerns with your doctor and the two of you can make a decision based on your own specific medical history. Read more...
UNLIKELY. you escaped Chicken Pox as a child....(Unless you were an only child and were home schooled!!) At any rate a simple blood test can tell. That said the vaccine is expensive and not %100 effective...Ask your Doctor for his/her opinio (NOT a Pharmacist who will try to sell you the vaccine) My Opinion Only! Dr Z. Read more...
Do they really know. Many studies show that in excess of 70% of those adults with no memory of chickenpox have antibodies showing they did at some point.Availing yourself with the benefit of any vaccine is a luxury not available in much of the world.The germs hide in sensory nerve nodes in front of the vertebrae & come out if waning immunity allows it. Shot helps most,not all.It's nasty if you get it.Your choice. Read more...