How long after active shingles can you get the vaccine?

How long after active shingles can you get the vaccine?

There is no specific length of time that you need to wait after having shingles before you can receive Shingrix, but generally you should make sure the shingles rash has gone away before getting vaccinated. You can get Shingrix whether or not you remember having had chickenpox in the past.

Can Shingrix and Prevnar be given together?

Yes it is safe to receive the Prevnar 13 (PCV 13) and flu shots (in separate syringes) any time after Shingrix®. In fact, it is safe to receive them on the same day as well.

Who should get shingles and pneumonia vaccine?

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that people who are 50 and older be vaccinated against the following: Influenza (flu) Pneumonia (for those who are 65 and older) Shingles.

How long after Pneumovax can you get Shingrix?

A: You should give the second dose of Shingrix 2 to 6 months after you gave the first dose.

What causes shingles to reactivate?

Shingles is caused by the varicella-zoster virus — the same virus that causes chickenpox. After you’ve had chickenpox, the virus lies inactive in nerve tissue near your spinal cord and brain. Years later, the virus may reactivate as shingles.

Can you get pneumonia from shingles?

In rare cases, the shingles infection can affect other organs. This leads to more serious complications that can be life-threatening. In the lungs, it can lead to pneumonia. In the liver, it can cause hepatitis, and in the brain, it can cause encephalitis.

Can shingles cause pneumonia?

Can stress make shingles come back?

Stress, some medications, and certain health conditions can reactivate the virus and trigger the symptoms of shingles. When shingles occurs more than once, doctors refer to it as recurrent shingles. Recurrent shingles is more common among people with a compromised immune system.

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