Hi Just a question on Shingles vaccine. my husband 85 me being 84. My husband now has shingles He thinks I should have the vaccine.I have had shingles Do I need vaccine. Thank you

Shingles disease may recur in individuals who have previously had one or more episodes of shingles disease.  Individuals 50 years of age and older with a prior history of shingles disease can safely receive the shingles vaccine to help prevent future occurrences of the disease. Based on expert opinion, there should be an interval of at least 1 year between an episode of shingles disease and receipt of the vaccine.  We recommend that you discuss getting vaccinated further with your immunizing health care provider. 

You can read more about the shingles vaccine here

- Immunization Nurse

This answer was published on Aug 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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