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If I get the chicken pox vaccine at 58 yrs old what are the chances i'll develop shingles?
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Not possible to know
Presuming no past chicken pox illness, a 58 year-old person getting the standard ch.
Pox vaccines gets some protection against ch.Pox (some people still catch ch.Pox even after the vaccines). He has to catch ch.Pox first, and then the virus can come back out as shingles months to years later. The shingles vaccine has 14 times the antigens in the ch.Pox vaccine, but is also not fully protective.

In brief: Not possible to know
Presuming no past chicken pox illness, a 58 year-old person getting the standard ch.
Pox vaccines gets some protection against ch.Pox (some people still catch ch.Pox even after the vaccines). He has to catch ch.Pox first, and then the virus can come back out as shingles months to years later. The shingles vaccine has 14 times the antigens in the ch.Pox vaccine, but is also not fully protective.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Less than with CPx
There has been accumulated data that find shingles in vaccinated people, yet the frequency is less than that with wild cpx.

In brief: Less than with CPx
There has been accumulated data that find shingles in vaccinated people, yet the frequency is less than that with wild cpx.
Dr. James Ferguson
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