Even though I had chicken pox vaccine as a child, can I still contract shingles?

Yes. The chickenpox vaccine protected you from wild chickenpox. It was not designed to or promoted as protection against shingles. In fact recipients of the vaccine do get shingles but at a lower rate than those having wild chickenpox. When you are old enough, you can get the shingles vaccine,which is like the CPX vaccine only much stronger & designed to "wake up" your immune system to prevent shingles.
I think so. I think there's still a chance of getting shingles. No vaccine is perfect or 100% effective.

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Just curious. 40 Years old, had chicken pox as a child, why do I have to wait until I'm 50 to have the shingles vaccine? Why can't I have it now?

Age 60. CDC recommends Shingles vaccine at 60. The effectiveness of all immunizations wanes with time and if you take the vaccine too early, the protection may wane by the time you need it more. Please consult this site for more info. http://www.cdc.gov/shingles/vaccination.html. Read more...

If you just got a shingles vaccine, can you somehow "give" a non-immune child the chicken pox?

Probably. The virus that causes shingles is the same one that causes chickenpox. The shingles vaccine in effect gives you an invisible (we call it "subclinical") case of chickenpox, in order to stimulate production of antibodies to the virus in your body. Although some dispute this, at least some people appear to be contagious for chickenpox for a week or so after receiving the vaccine. Read more...

Does the chicken pox vaccine stop you from getting shingles too?

No. The weakened varicella virus acts like the wild one. However, data to date show the frequency of shingles after the vaccine is lower than that of the wild chickenpox. Read more...
Stop no but. Does decrease the incidence
http://www.nfid.org/publications/factsheets/varicellaadult.pdf. 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...