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My RA doc recommended stopping my wkly sunday dose of 20 mg methotrexate, getting my shingles vaccine monday, resume next sun dose. Is 20 a low dose?

Follow MD'S advice. He has studied long ; hard 2 get where he/she is. Don't try 2 second quess him/her or confuse the issue. Read more...
Individual . The dosage is vary and will be different for different patients. Do not adjust the dose by yourself. Take this medicine only as directed by your doctor. If concern, is always good to ask your physician. Read more...

I just received a pneumonia immunization as part of a physical exam and the doctor recommended a shingles vaccine. How soon can I get that vaccine?

4 weeks apart: "In a randomized clinical study, a reduced immune response to Zostavax as measured by gpELISA was observed in individuals who received concurrent administration of Pneumovax 23 and Zostavax". "It may be better to get these 4 weeks apart:" Read more...
Now. According to CDC guideline, you should be able to get shingle vaccine now as long as you do not have active shingle rashes. In addition, if two vaccines are administered in one visit or closely, a different site for injection is preferred if possible. Read more...

Should I ask my doctor for the shingles vaccine? I am 54. My 47 year old brother just contracted shingles.

Yes, I would ask. The fda has approved the vaccine for persons 50 through 59 years of age, but you got to have private insurance to have it covered. Cdc does not have a recommendation for routine use of shingles vaccine in persons 50 through 59 years old. The advisory committee on immunization practices (acip) currently recommends the vaccine in people age 60 years and older, so patients with medicare can get it. Read more...

I took shingles vaccine, and after 2 weeks, the shigles come back, but less pain, that normal? Doctor told me no more after the shot, please why?

Shingles Vaccine. In a clinical trial involving thousands of adults 60 years old or older, zostavax reduced the risk of shingles by about half (51%) and the risk of post-herpetic neuralgia by 67%. While the vaccine was most effective in people 60-69 years old it also provided some protection for older groups. Research suggests that the shingles vaccine is effective for at least six years, but may last much longer. Read more...

My neighbor has shingles and her doctor said not be be around anyone. I had the shingles vaccine. Is it safe to visit her?

Yes. I think her doc went overboard. Shingles is not as contagious as chickenpox, since it does not spread in the patients cough or saliva.Only the debris from the sores could transmit the virus, and simple hand washing and covering the defect can prevent spread. You would not be at risk. Read more...

Doctors, do you think I can contract chicken pox from the shingles vaccine, if I never had chicken pox?

No. The shingles vaccine is similar to the chicken pox vaccine we give children, the vaccine is a live virus but in capable of creating the disease. It would be very unusual to be age 43 and not already be immune from childhood exposure, before the era of the vaccine. . Read more...
Chicken pox/Shingles. The shingles vaccine (Zostavax) contains live weakened chickenpox viruses. In extremely rare cases, it's possible for someone to get an illness from these weakened viruses --usually there is 'something wrong' with the patient however. Hope your doc would screen u for any contraindication to the vaccine. The age indication for shingles vaccine is 50+. If you've never had chickenpox -get that shot. Read more...