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Could you get shingles after getting the shingles vaccine?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

You could get a mild case of shingles.

In brief: Yes

You could get a mild case of shingles.
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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.
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