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A vaccine is generally used as a mode of prevention of a particular disease, so if you have already developed the disease, the vaccine will have little use. In the case of the varicella zoster vaccine, it has only been available in the past 15 years and wasn't given to people born before the 80s - but in your case, shingles is a re-activation of the virus and you would be unlikely to benefit from vaccination at this time. You might, however, benefit from an antiviral like famvir. Were you given that?