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Old 04-08-2011, 11:45 PM   #1
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Shingles vaccine at 22?

I know the shingles vaccine is recommended for people over 60, but can you get it when you're younger? I contracted shingles when I was 19 and never want to go through that pain again. I remember it as being agonizing.

Another question too, unrelated, I think I might have been responsible for contracting it. I read shingles can be activated in your body through stress, like a severe wound. I was self-injuring at the time and had to call 911 to get stitches and very nearly almost passed out from the blood loss. The wound itself was fairly deep. I no longer SI, but could I have caused myself to get shingles?