Shingles Vaccine

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Does anyone know if you can get vaccinated when suffering with PHN. I had shingles in July but still have scarred rash on my thigh and suffer with thigh feeling frozen with tingling sensation . The odd time I get little electric stabbing pain that comes and goes. 

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    I had the vaccine after shingles breakout. It has lessoned the frequency and nerve tingles. It's important to receive the vaccine to slow down and in some cases can elevate shingles . According to the FDA the new vaccine is far better than the older one. Reading  the literature and my doctor helped with my decision. Never looked back. 

     

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      Thank you hope.  I will be checking with my doctor this week to see if the shingrex vaccination  is available here in Canada. I sure hope it will help this PHN to lessen with the help of not getting another active shingles outbreak. 
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    Sheila,

    There is no reason not to get it with PHN. Shingrex is 93% efficacious, a huge improvement over Zostavax. I plan to get it after I return from a vacation, even though I had a recurrent episode recently.

    Best Wishes

    Merry Juliana

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    You should wait but I always have a case sometimes so mild I forget about it but a day later it’s there. I never went 30 days shingles free but if your case is visibly active then give a little more time. 
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    Just found out that the new Shingrex is being shipped out to drug stores, but if you are near a COSTCO, they have it now....
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