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Subject:  Re: Shingles shot Date:  4/22/2019  11:33 AM
Author:  Howie52 Number:  21057 of 21747

"Doesn't having it once confer immunity?


"Shingles affects one out of every three people in the United States. More than one million cases of shingles are diagnosed every year. The risk of shingles increases as you get older, and about half of the cases occur in men and women ages 50 and older. Shingles develops in about 10 percent of people who have had chickenpox at an earlier time in their life. People at risk for shingles are those who have a weakened immune system (such as people with cancer or HIV), are over the age of 50, have been ill or are under stress or experiencing trauma. People who are diagnosed with shingles usually have only one episode in their lifetime, but a person can have a second or third episode."

The link adds a discussion with Robert Bolash, MD of the Cleveland Clinic.
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