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Can you get shingles when you have chicken pox shot?

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Yes

Shingles is a re-activation of the pox virus although it tends to have a single dermatome distribution as opposed to an "all over the body" distribution as chicken pox does.
If you think you are getting a shingles outbreak it is important to seek treatment within the first 72 hours.

In brief: Yes

Shingles is a re-activation of the pox virus although it tends to have a single dermatome distribution as opposed to an "all over the body" distribution as chicken pox does.
If you think you are getting a shingles outbreak it is important to seek treatment within the first 72 hours.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine

In brief: Much much less

The advent of chickenpox vaccines in 1995 and more recently zostervax have reduced the incidence of zoster by about 90% since then.
The vaccines are still live-virus, but weakened viruses and so less likely to cause disease later on such as zoster...But we can't tell yet. So, odds are that you are about 90% less likely to get shingles with vaccines..Maybe more . Good luck.

In brief: Much much less

The advent of chickenpox vaccines in 1995 and more recently zostervax have reduced the incidence of zoster by about 90% since then.
The vaccines are still live-virus, but weakened viruses and so less likely to cause disease later on such as zoster...But we can't tell yet. So, odds are that you are about 90% less likely to get shingles with vaccines..Maybe more . Good luck.
Dr. Bac Nguyen
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