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I had shingles a few years ago. Could one get shingles a second time and should I get vacinated?
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David Miller
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes and yes
You can indeed get shingles more than one time and the vaccination can help lessen the chance of recurrence.

In brief: Yes and yes
You can indeed get shingles more than one time and the vaccination can help lessen the chance of recurrence.
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David Miller
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Dr. Stephen Daquino
Sports Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes and yes
Shingles can occur more than once, the same way you can get chicken pox more than once.
It is rare to get it a second time though. The shingles vaccine is approved over 50 years old, however current reccomendation from acip is that individuals receive it at 60.

In brief: Yes and yes
Shingles can occur more than once, the same way you can get chicken pox more than once.
It is rare to get it a second time though. The shingles vaccine is approved over 50 years old, however current reccomendation from acip is that individuals receive it at 60.
Dr. Stephen Daquino
Dr. Stephen Daquino
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Dr. Gaston Moran Celayes
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
You can get another flare up of shingles and it usually happens when you are under any type of stress (surgeries, etc) that decrease the immunity of the body and therefore the reactivation of the virus.
The vaccination is recommeded for anyone more than 60 years old, even the ones who had the disease already.

In brief: Yes
You can get another flare up of shingles and it usually happens when you are under any type of stress (surgeries, etc) that decrease the immunity of the body and therefore the reactivation of the virus.
The vaccination is recommeded for anyone more than 60 years old, even the ones who had the disease already.
Dr. Gaston Moran Celayes
Dr. Gaston Moran Celayes
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