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I am 58 and at the end of a mild shingles episode. How long should I wait before getting the shingles vaccine?

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Dr. Ashok Avaiya
Internal Medicine

In brief: Hello

you can take zostavax as long as rash from shingles is resolved.

In brief: Hello

you can take zostavax as long as rash from shingles is resolved.
Dr. Ashok Avaiya
Dr. Ashok Avaiya
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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Not really known

There is not much information to make a definitive statement on this.

In brief: Not really known

There is not much information to make a definitive statement on this.
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Dr. Larry Lutwick
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Dr. Ronald Achong
Great answer! I agree 100%
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine

In brief: No acute signs

Sorry to hear you've met shingles.
Getting the vaccine may prevent recurrences. You can get the shingles vaccine once you no longer have acute symptoms like rash. Be well.

In brief: No acute signs

Sorry to hear you've met shingles.
Getting the vaccine may prevent recurrences. You can get the shingles vaccine once you no longer have acute symptoms like rash. Be well.
Dr. Francine Yep
Dr. Francine Yep
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