As of 2015 it is only necessary to get a shingles vaccine once. The vaccine provides protection from shingles for at least six years, but research is ongoing to determine the length of time the vaccine is effective, advi... More »

Many individuals receiving shingles vaccines experience no side effects, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. When more than 19,000 clinical study participants received zoster vaccines, 36 percent... More »

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In rare cases it is possible for individuals with compromised immune systems to contract shingles from the vaccine, states Healthline. Those who have healthy immune systems do not face this risk, as the varicella zoster ... More »

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Anyone aged 60 years or older should get the shingles vaccine, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There is no maximum age limit for getting the vaccine. More »

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The risks of the shingles vaccine include swelling, redness and itching after the shot. Some patients may develop a headache; however, this is a rare side effect of the vaccine, says WebMD. More »

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The shingles vaccine works by introducing a small dose of the varicella-zoster virus, which causes chickenpox in younger people and shingles in older adults, into the body, giving the immune system exposure to the virus ... More »

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People who are 60 years old and older should get the shingles vaccine, as advised by the CDC. People who are allergic to gelatin, have a disease that affects the immune system, have undergone chemotherapy or radiation tr... More »

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