I have been vaccinated against chicken pox. Can I get shingles?

Yes. There is a small but existing risk of shingles in someone who has had the chickenpox vaccine. It appears to be less than that of people who have had chickenpox.

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Hubby diagnosed with shingles, I've never had chicken pox, do I need to get vaccinated?

Yes. Shingles can cause chicken pox when in contact with someone who was not had the disease I would recommend you see your health care provider and discuss getting vaccinated very soon. Read more...

I have shingles will my son get chicken pox he has had the vaccination?

No. He should be protected from varicella after the vaccine. Read more...
Shouldn't. Too factors. Shingles is only contagious through contact with the debris from sores.(not airborne like CPX) Simple avoidance of such contact would stop risk. A vaccinated kid with both doses (1yr & 4 to 5 yr) would have 95%+ chance of full protection against developing the disease if exposed. Read more...

I was just diagnosed with shingles. Should my dad, who is 53 years old and never had chicken pox, get a vaccination?

Yes. That would be a very good idea. You should also avoid being in touching contact with him until he has done that, although even though he may not remember having chickenpox the probability is that he has had it previously. Goo luck. Read more...

I've had chicken pox and I was also vaccinated against chicken pox - am I still at risk of shingles later on? Or will the ch. Pox vaccine protect me?

Do not know. We are now immunizing elderly with vaccine against varicella to decrease risk of zoster. These individuals had chicken pox. They get zoster because their immune system declines with age, allowing zoster to occur. Since you had chicken pox, the virus is in you. We do not know how long your immunity to virus will last, but it is probably not forever. I recommend zoster vaccine later in life. Read more...
Yes/no. Shingles is a process where the varicella (CPX) virus comes out of hibernation. This is because the immune system has failed to keep it in check. Both the wild CPX and the shot have potential for later shingles. The zoster vaccine given to older people is actually a CPX vaccine with about 14X the stimulus material to boost the immune systems ability to keep it hibernating. Read more...

Can a vaccinated person catch chicken pox from somebody's shingles?

Unlikely an issue. A properly vaccinated kid would have about a 5 % risk of ever getting varicella.Ophthalmic shingles is only contagious through the debris from the lesions, not though droplets like regular chickenpox. If the vaccinated child did not have direct contact with the lesions or debris there would be no risk of infection. Read more...

Is it possible for someone with opthamalic shingles transfer chicken pox to a vaccinated child?

Unlikely to happen. There are a few vaccinated kids who remain less than fully protected, especially if they have not completed the two shot series. However, shingles is not as contagious as the wild chickenpox, it has no airborne phase. To be exposed the child would have to have direct contact with the material from the caretakers wounds. Simple hygienic care/handwashing/etc will avoid passing it on. Read more...

Are Shingles contagious to someone a child that has had a chicken pox vaccination? To someone that has had chicken pox previously?

No. Shingles are only contagious to someone who either has not been vaccinated, had the chickenpox or are immunosupressed (i.e. chemotherapy or HIV). Read more...
No. You can't catch shingles. If you never had chickenpox or the vaccine, contact with the ooze from shingles sores has virus that could give you chickenpox. It is not passed through the air like chickenpox so being around someone with shingles is not a significant risk & no risk at all to anyone immune to the disease. Read more...