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How can I prevent getting shingles?

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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Vaccination

If you meet criteria.

In brief: Vaccination

If you meet criteria.
Dr. Rick Koch
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Vaccine & be healthy

The shingles vaccine, zostavax, is available to adults in a particular age group.
Zostavax helps prevent shingles, but is not completely protective. Some people can still get shingles even though they were vaccinated. Zostavax costs about $250 if not covered by insurance. Shingles can occur if one's body is stressed or immunosuppressed, so staying in optimum health may prevent a shingles outbreak.

In brief: Vaccine & be healthy

The shingles vaccine, zostavax, is available to adults in a particular age group.
Zostavax helps prevent shingles, but is not completely protective. Some people can still get shingles even though they were vaccinated. Zostavax costs about $250 if not covered by insurance. Shingles can occur if one's body is stressed or immunosuppressed, so staying in optimum health may prevent a shingles outbreak.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Derron Wilson
Pain Management

In brief: You can't

Vaccination will diminish the possibility of the infection but will not eliminate the risk completely.

In brief: You can't

Vaccination will diminish the possibility of the infection but will not eliminate the risk completely.
Dr. Derron Wilson
Dr. Derron Wilson
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