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Could you get shingles after getting the shingles vaccine?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
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In brief: Yes

You could get a mild case of shingles.

In brief: Yes

You could get a mild case of shingles.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: The protection...

Efficacy is 50-60 percent so shingles can still occur but even if it occurs, the risk of post herpetic neuralgia - pain in the area after the rash is gone - is diminished in vaccinees.
The virus causing the shingles after vaccination is not the vaccine virus but rather the chickenpox virus that is latent inside of you.

In brief: The protection...

Efficacy is 50-60 percent so shingles can still occur but even if it occurs, the risk of post herpetic neuralgia - pain in the area after the rash is gone - is diminished in vaccinees.
The virus causing the shingles after vaccination is not the vaccine virus but rather the chickenpox virus that is latent inside of you.
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Dr. Larry Lutwick
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