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My sister has been daignosed with shingles in her scalp. I

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My sister has been daignosed with shingles in her scalp. I am waiting to get a shingles shot because my grandson is just 9 months old. Can you get shingles in your scalp and is it safe for me to get a shot and be around my grandson? I am 60
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  911Doctor replied 5 years ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer,

you can get shingles in your scalp.

the zoster vaccine is effective and you can read about it HERE.

and it IS safe to be around your grandchild after the vaccine as you can see HERE.

thank you very much for your question and your business.


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