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I am 83 years old--never had chicken pox. Is it absolutely

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I am 83 years old--never had chicken pox. Is it absolutely necessary for me to get a vacination? Even my MD can't answer this.
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 3 months ago.

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Since you have never had chicken pox, you will not get shingles.

At the age of 83, I would recommend you not bother getting the vaccination. You have avoided chicken pox for 83 years so I bet you will be fine for the next 15.

Does this make sense to you?

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