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I've never had chicken pox. I'm 60 years old. Should I get a shot for shingles ?
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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine
In brief: No
I don't think so.
A vcaccination might even encourage shingles. See that your general health iskept up by good diet, adequate exercise and rest.

In brief: No
I don't think so.
A vcaccination might even encourage shingles. See that your general health iskept up by good diet, adequate exercise and rest.
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
In brief: Shingles shot
Yes. Although the vaccine is only 50% effective, it is a wise choice because the effects of shingles can be devastating leaving prolonged and difficult to manage nerve pain (neuritis).
It's a good health gamble to take. Get the shot.

In brief: Shingles shot
Yes. Although the vaccine is only 50% effective, it is a wise choice because the effects of shingles can be devastating leaving prolonged and difficult to manage nerve pain (neuritis).
It's a good health gamble to take. Get the shot.
Dr. Colin Kerr
Dr. Colin Kerr
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