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Can shingles be prevented?

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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Family Medicine
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In brief: Not completely

Shingles is a reactivation of the virus that causes chicken pox.
There is a vaccine for shingles (zostavax). It doesn't prevent shingles completely, but may cause it to be milder, and reduce the amount of pain after the rash.

In brief: Not completely

Shingles is a reactivation of the virus that causes chicken pox.
There is a vaccine for shingles (zostavax). It doesn't prevent shingles completely, but may cause it to be milder, and reduce the amount of pain after the rash.
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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology

In brief: No

No.

In brief: No

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