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can the shingles vaccination cause an outbreak of shingles?

I am 54 years old and I had an extremely bad bout with chicken pox as a 7 year old child.  I have ordered the vaccination through my doctor, but I am wondering whether getting the vaccination will/may cause me to contract the disease?

 

 

 

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The answer is NO. Although the vaccine contains a weakened, live virus, it is incapable of causing the disease itself.  You are wise to consider getting it. Shingles is not a pleasant disease, I can assure you.

For more information on this vaccine:

http://www.vaccineinformation.org/zoster/qandavax.asp

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