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Can vaccinated children get shingles?

Patient: 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: In order to develop shingles one has to have had chicken pox in the past. Since your children have had the vaccine the e 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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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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