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Can a person who has just received the shingles vaccine give you chicken pox?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

If you have not had chickenpox or your immunity is very low, you can get chicken pox after the vaccine.
It is uncommon and will be a milder case than usual. You are contagious and need to rest and avoid others until resolved.

In brief: Yes

If you have not had chickenpox or your immunity is very low, you can get chicken pox after the vaccine.
It is uncommon and will be a milder case than usual. You are contagious and need to rest and avoid others until resolved.
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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Rare

They would have to have active lesions in order to give it to someone.

In brief: Rare

They would have to have active lesions in order to give it to someone.
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