Who Should Get Shingles Vaccine?

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I received the Shingrix vaccine shot at 60.  Then at 71 I was diagnosed with herpes again.  When can I get the
Zostavax vaccination?  After the rash disappears?
Yes, when you are having a rash, you can't take the vaccine.
You indicate that at least 11 years have passed since you received the Shingrix vaccine.  This is not possible as the Shingrix vaccine has only been available for one year.
Not exactly. The new Shingles vaccine, Shingrix, was released to market a year ago. Before Shingrix, there was another Shingle shot called Zostavax, which went to market in 2006.
I had Zostavax and still got Shingles three times after.  I just got my first injection of Shingrix this week & by nightfall, my arm ached, spiked a fever of 102.6 for almost two days and been feeling lethargic!! If I have an outbreak~~ BEWARE!
Is the new inactive shingles ok for a transplant patient?
The shingles may break out, you'll have to be careful.