Who should get the shingles vaccine?

Most. People 60 and over except if immunosuppressed or pregnant. Fda recently approved it for 50 and up.
Over 50. It is recommended for adults over 50 to prevent developing shingles.

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How to get the shingles vaccine?

Multiple. You can either get it through your providers office, a health department, or a local convenient care establishment.
Pharmacies/clinics. Some pharmacies, like walgreens, offer the vaccine. Also many medical clinics gan give the vaccine. It's best to make sure they have it in stock before an appointment.

How frequently do you have to get the shingles vaccine?

Shingles vaccine. Currently the recommendation for shingles vaccine is a single dose to those age 60 or older. However, as we have found with many other vaccines that immunity may wane with time, changes in this recommendation could occur as time goes by and we research what happens 10-20 years down the line......more to come!

I'm getting shingles outbreaks, can I get the shingles vaccine?

Yes. But, it may not be covered by insurance. Many insurers cover it starting at age 60. I could help boost your immunity and is probably worth the expense (about $250). Not studied for younger or middle aged adults yet, since most shingles occurs in th elderly, so they are the group for which the vaccine was targeted.

Should my husband get the shingles vaccine if he already had a mild case a few years ago? Any risks?

As of 2011. There was a study to assess this but it was not yet clear how effective it was. It did no harm - si it's not a bad idea - but just how protective it would be was not clear. By now it might be. Ask your provider to check into it for you or just do it. Second recurrences are certainly not a pleasant prospect and they are possible. Discuss w/ Dr. Best!

If I had the shingles once can I stll get the shingles vaccine? I had the shingles 8 months ago and wondering if its safe for me to get the vaccine in 2 weeks, I have been told it wont work or will make me sick,

Per. Per fda, should someone who has already had shingles use the vaccine, so that they don't get them again? An episode of shingles boosts immunity to the virus and may help protect you from getting shingles again. Although it is uncommon, some people may get shingles more than once. The effectiveness of zostavax in preventing repeated episodes of shingles has not been demonstrated in clinical studies. Per cdc, even if you have had shingles, you can still receive the shingles vaccine to help prevent future occurrences of the disease. There is no specific time that you must wait after having shingles before receiving the shingles vaccine. The decision on when to get vaccinated should be made with your health care provider. Generally, a person should make sure that the shingles rash has disappeared before getting vaccinated.

Should you get the shingles vaccine if you have ms?

Absolutely. Shingles can be especially problematic for people with altered immune systems, of which ms is one. Talk to your doctor if you have been recently on steroids as to the timing, but ok to do if on immune-modulator meds like copaxone, (glatiramer) etc. A case of shingles could be devastating to someone with ms.
Precautions. If you plan to take Gilenya, (fingolimod) prior to starting you should consider the vaccine if you lack appropriate antibodies. This is a live vaccine and should not be taken if you are actively being treated with any agent which modifies or suppresses your immune system.