Shingles Shot

Winter 2016 CSANews Issue 101  |   Posted date : Dec 12, 2016.Back to list

Bird talk - Le Jaseur
During my recent doctor's appointment, I asked about getting the shingles shot but mentioned that I didn't know whether I had had chicken pox as a child. Her recommendation was to get a blood test to determine whether I had the chicken pox virus in my system. If the test is negative, I am to get the chicken pox vaccine as opposed to the shingles shot.

Bill H
Ontario

Response:
Ed.: We have not heard this before, but it sounds like excellent advice. Just make sure that you get one or the other and let your doctor decide.

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