Shingles Vaccine – Gbs

    • Anonymous
      October 13, 2011 at 8:01 pm

      My doctor is advising me to get the Shingles Vaccine as I am over 70 (73) and should have it.

      Has anybody heard whether or not a pre-GBS’er should or shouldn’t have the Shingles Vaccine? I contracted GBS back in 1999 – my right side is still affected and is weaker than the left.

      Any info on this vaccine would be appreciated.


    • Anonymous
      October 23, 2011 at 12:27 pm

      Funny that you asked this question. I have been researching this
      cuz I don’t want to get shingles!!!!! IF you did not get GBS from
      a vaccine and you are not on cortisone, and don’t have a comprimised
      immune system…. there is NO evidence of GBS after the vaccination.

      I am going to get it.

      Good luck with deciding.

      Happy Sunday….
      Maureen Boz

    • GH
      March 4, 2012 at 6:39 pm

      Here is a link to the Contraindications and Precautions from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

      Guide to Vaccine Contraindications and Precautions

      Prior GBS is not a contraindication for Zoster vaccine, although immune suppressants are.