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Can you get a shingles vaccine without having had chicken pox before?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

This vaccine is recommended no matter what the known status is , when age appropriate.

In brief: Yes

This vaccine is recommended no matter what the known status is , when age appropriate.
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

The zoster vaccine is tested & approved for those 50 and older for prevention of shingles.
Those without a known history of chickenpox are likely to have had an unrecognized case in childhood & remain at risk. It is not recommended under 50 as no data were assembled for the fda to review.

In brief: Yes

The zoster vaccine is tested & approved for those 50 and older for prevention of shingles.
Those without a known history of chickenpox are likely to have had an unrecognized case in childhood & remain at risk. It is not recommended under 50 as no data were assembled for the fda to review.
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