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Shingles vaccination is recommended at 50 yrs of age or above
The protection is above 60% as you read
The risk of chicken pox is not there from the vaccine since it is inactivated virus.
yes but what is the likelyhood of getting shingles?
You cannot get shingles from the vaccine.
shingles is caused by the reactivation of the chicken pox virus.
So shingles will not be transmitted if you are immune to that.
so you can get chicken pox but not shingles if not immune in other words.
The most common side effects of the vaccine are local reaction --pain swelling, redness.
So, the vaccine is worthwhile to take given very low risk of side effects.
Is is necessary to get the vacination from my doctor or is Walmart doing them?
your doctor's office or walmart if they have nurse practitioner
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