Can you get shingles from contact with someone who was immunized with the chickenpox (varicella) vaccine? Or from contact with someone with chickenpox disease?   

No.  You cannot get shingles from another person. Shingles is caused by a reactivation of the varicella zoster virus (the same virus that causes chickenpox). When a person is first infected with the varicella-zoster virus, they get chickenpox. After a person recovers from chickenpox, the virus remains dormant (inactive) in the body.  For reasons that are not fully known, the virus can become active again later in life, causing shingles. 

- Immunization Nurse

This answer was published on Jul 10, 2017.
The answers in the Q&A are not altered or updated after the published date. For current information and recommendations, consult your health care provider.

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