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Old 02-04-2008, 01:24 PM   #1
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Shingles vaccine

I had chicken pox while in elementary school and my husband had it in his thirties. We are now in our seventies. Should we be innoculated to prevent shingles?

 
Old 02-22-2008, 07:47 PM   #2
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Re: Shingles vaccine

I had chicken pox when I was in grade school. I am now sixty and thinking about getting the Shingle's vaccine. I have a dr appointment on Monday and I am going to ask my doctor about it. I'll update afterwards.

Sincerely Nadine

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Re: Shingles vaccine

I would like to point out, that Zostavax can cause shingles. I was a healthy 64 year old male who received the Zostavax vaccine on 2/5/08. Ten days later, my doctor diagnosed me with "classic shingles". He put me on Valtrex for 7 days and I am still (1 month later) suffering with red spots on my (right) chest, pain in my right arm and shoulder, and severe itching. I notified Merck and my doctor also did! I read Merck's "double blind" studies, and nowhere does it simply say: this vaccine can cause you to contract shingles. I have all the documentation as well as pictures. Please caution anyone who wants to gamble with their health.

 
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