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No. There is no need for you to get the shot.
Since you have already had chicken pox etc as a kid your should already be immune and, in any event it is not that easy to catch the virus from someone who has shingles.
Does this make sense to you?
Yes. However a lot of my friends my age are getting shingles and the others are getting the shot to prevent it or at least have a lighter case. That is why I was wondering if I should get the shot. My mother at 83 had the shingles in her eye and that is why I was concerned.
Also, you don't "catch" shingles. Shingles is from a reactivation of the virus that is already in your body from when you had chicken pox.
I do not believe that the shot will allow you to have a "lighter case", but I would refer you to an internal medicine doc on that one....
I think you will be fine.
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