Question - Can you get shingles if you have had the vaccine?

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Zostavax vaccine reduces the risk of getting shingles by about one-half, and lowers the risk of post-herpetic neuralgia by two-thirds. If you have had the vaccine and still develop shingles, your illness will be milder than if you never received the vaccine. The vaccine only prevents shingles. It's not really surprising that you got shingles after being vaccinated. No vaccine is 100 percent effective and while childhood vaccinations get close, the shingles vaccine only cuts the risk of shingles by half for people who receive it at age 60 or older. Yes. The same virus that causes chickenpox (the varicella-zoster virus) causes shingles. People can also get shingles after getting the chickenpox (varicella) vaccine. However, people who get the chickenpox vaccine are less likely to have shingles later in life than people who have had chickenpox disease. Answer: Shingrix® (shingles vaccine) is recommended for adults 50 years of age or older at least one year after a case of shingles. The vaccine should not be given to those who currently have shingles; immunization may be considered at least one year after having shingles. You shouldn't get the shingles vaccine if: You have a weakened immune system. You're getting cancer treatment such as radiation or chemotherapy. You've had cancer in your bone marrow or lymph system, such as leukemia or lymphoma.

https://www.verywellfamily.com/is-shingles-contagious-2634655

Yes, people with shingles are contagious. Shingles are caused by the chickenpox virus which has been dormant (staying quiet) in your body ever since you had chickenpox. So, you get shingles from your own chickenpox virus, not from someone else. "

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/314047.php

Shingles can sometimes be mistaken for another skin conditions, such as hives, psoriasis, or eczema. For example, hives are often raised and look like welts. Psoriasis often involves red patches that have white scales throughout the rash. At first, the shingles rash appears as small raised dots.

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/shingles/symptoms-causes/syc-20353054

Shingles is caused by the varicella-zoster virus — the same virus that causes chickenpox. Anyone who's had chickenpox may develop shingles. Varicella-zoster is part of a group of viruses called herpes viruses, which includes the viruses that cause cold sores and genital herpes.

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd/shingles/public/shingrix/index.html

If you had shingles in the past, you can get Shingrix to help prevent future occurrences of the disease. There is no specific length of time that you need to wait after having shingles before you can receive Shingrix, but generally you should make sure the shingles rash has gone away before getting vaccinated.

https://www.everydayhealth.com/shingles/stress-management.aspx

Stress doesn't technically cause shingles, but it can cause your immune system to weaken — and a weakened immune system can put you at risk for shingles. A viral illness, shingles is caused by varicella zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox.

https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/shingles/fact_sheet.htm

Shingles is not usually dangerous to healthy individuals although it can cause great misery during an attack. Very rarely, shingles can lead to pneumonia, hearing problems, blindness, brain inflammation (encephalitis) or death. For about one person in five, severe pain can continue even after the rash clears up.

https://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/shingles/qa/will-my-shingles-come-back

If you've had shingles once, you probably won't get it again. That doesn't mean it can't happen; it's just unlikely. Also called herpes zoster, shingles can come back a second or, rarely, a third time. However, you can take steps to help prevent it, or ease it the next time around.

https://www.healthline.com/health/shingles-without-rash

Shingles without a rash is called “zoster sine herpete” (ZSH). It's not common. It's also difficult to diagnose because the usual shingles rash isn't present. When VZV reappears as shingles, the virus is known as herpes zoster.

http://www.pharmacist.com/shingles-vaccine-shortage-apha-recommends-patients-take-these-9-steps

If you do not receive your second Shingrix dose within the 2–6 month window after your first dose, you do not need to restart the series. After receiving your first dose, ask if you can schedule a time to receive your second vaccine dose or when you should call to schedule a time for your second dose.

https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-q-and-a-new-shingles-vaccine-recommended-f

The most common side effects of the shingles vaccine are redness, pain, tenderness and swelling at the injection site; muscle pain; tiredness; headache; shivering; fever; and upset stomach.

https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/shingles

Most cases of shingles last 3 to 5 weeks. Shingles follows a pattern: The first sign is often burning or tingling pain; sometimes, it includes numbness or itching on one side of the body. Somewhere between 1 and 5 days after the tingling or burning feeling on the skin, a red rash will appear.

https://www.today.com/health/shingrix-shingles-vaccine-side-effects-shortages-age-more-t149182

Besides a sore arm, the vaccine is also associated with more general, flu-like symptoms such as muscle aches, tiredness, headache, shivering, nausea and fever. Symptoms usually go away on their own in two to three days, but a minority of people had longer reactions.

https://www.health.com/condition/shingles/can-you-get-shingles-more-than-once

The good news: It's uncommon to get shingles again within three years, since your immune system is more prepared for the virus. But the reason why shingles can recur is clear: “After the episode, the virus becomes inactive inside your nerves but is able to reactivate in the future, ” Ghildayal says.