Reply To: Shingles

GH
March 18, 2014 at 1:50 am

Shingles is a risk for anyone who has had chickenpox. Older persons are more at risk, and should get the vaccine. One consideration with the vaccine is that it is a live type. Live vaccines are not recommended for people with suppressed immune systems. Because I take an immune suppressant, I have not received the vaccination even though I want it. I’m hoping to get off the medication so I can be vaccinated before I get it.

My neighbor had it recently. It was uncomfortable but he got over it. It took a few weeks.