Can vaccinated children get shingles?

Patient

Q: My husband has developed a case of shingles. Our children have both had the chicken pox vaccine and not the disease. Can the children still develop shingles?

Doctor

A:     In order to develop shingles one has to have had chicken pox in the past. Since your children have had the vaccine the chances of them getting infected are next to nil.  I would advice you not to worry about it. All the best.

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