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Should I get the shingles vaccine if I have lichen sclerosis which is an autoimmunity disease?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

All the more reason to do so, since the chicken pox would may make the skin rash much more bothersome.

In brief: Yes

All the more reason to do so, since the chicken pox would may make the skin rash much more bothersome.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: No reason not to

Lichen sclerosis is not a contraindication, or reason not to get, the shingles vaccine, unless you are on medicines that are really suppressing the immune system, like steroids.
It is recommended for all adults who are 50-70 and have been exposed to chicken pox.

In brief: No reason not to

Lichen sclerosis is not a contraindication, or reason not to get, the shingles vaccine, unless you are on medicines that are really suppressing the immune system, like steroids.
It is recommended for all adults who are 50-70 and have been exposed to chicken pox.
Dr. William Lizarraga
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Shingles vaccine

I could find no mention of autoimmune diseases as a contraindication to giving shingles vaccine.
What was mentioned were conditions that suppress the immune system like cancer, chemotherapy, organ transplantation drugs, hiv/aids. Double check with your pcp before getting this immunization. Or perhaps an immunologist on this site can add more certain info.

In brief: Shingles vaccine

I could find no mention of autoimmune diseases as a contraindication to giving shingles vaccine.
What was mentioned were conditions that suppress the immune system like cancer, chemotherapy, organ transplantation drugs, hiv/aids. Double check with your pcp before getting this immunization. Or perhaps an immunologist on this site can add more certain info.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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