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Varicella Vaccine for adult
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Varicella Vaccine for adult

I've had chickenpox at a very early age, my doctor is recommending I get the varicella vaccine.  Is this advisable?
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How are you?  Shingles is a painful skin rash caused by the same virus responsible for chicken pox,  varicella zoster virus. This is most common in older adults and people who have weak immune systems. After being infected with chickenpox, the virus "sleeps"  in the nerve roots and wakes up when it is triggered  by stress, injury or certain medicines. The CDC recommends adults age 60 and older to get the shingles vaccine. However, the vaccine is  not fail-safe.Some people develop shingles despite vaccination. Take care and best regards.
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