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I had a successful lumpectomy dec 23 with 3 sentinel nodes

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I had a successful lumpectomy dec 23 with 3 sentinel nodes removed positive
I am triple positive
Can I still have the shingles vaccination if I do not start chemo in 2 weeks or would I have to wait a month before I start chemo
Have not met my oncologist yet and have no ideas when treatment will start
But I do not want to delay chem because of this vaccination
I am 66 healthy
Please advise
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Oncology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 10 months ago.

This is Dr. David

yes, you can still have the shingles vaccine 2 weeks before chemo.

the vaccine will not delay chemo

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