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Article published on Feb 26, 2019

There Is A New And Much More Effective Vaccine For Shingles

I am taking care of my aging mother; she is in her 80s. A couple of weeks ago, she complained of pain on one side of her head. A few days later, I found blisters and a rash on that side of her neck. The following day, her doctor confirmed that she had shingles. She... Read More

Article published on Jun 27, 2017

Chickenpox Vaccine Does Not Cause Shingles In Seniors

My parents are in their sixties. They have recently moved in with us in the ‘granny suite.’ They are still fairly healthy and active. Our youngest son is turning one next month; he is due to have chickenpox and other vaccines. A friend recently warned me that chickenpox vaccine can cause shingles in seniors. When... Read More

Article published on Nov 12, 2002

Shingles Can Happen In Adults, But Can Also Happen In Young Children

Our daughter developed shingles when she was eight-months old. We were very surprised at that time. The rash was on one side of her chest and back. Our doctor told us that it was because my wife had chickenpox when she was pregnant. Two months ago I developed shingles that involved the right side of... Read More

Article published on Jul 16, 1997

Children Can Catch The Virus From Shingles, Although This Is Uncommon

I hope you don’t mind answering this question. I am a grandfather. Recently I had a rather painful rash on my back. My family doctor said that it was shingles. When my daughter heard it, she would not let her children visit me, saying that I may give them the germs. Is this possible? Read More