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Vaccination continues to be really helpful after a shingles infection.

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The CDC recommends people age 50 and older get the shingles vaccine to forestall shingles. But suppose you haven't been vaccinated and also you get shingles for the primary time. In this case, you must still get the shot to scale back the danger of future attacks, says a study published on September 1, 2021. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Shingles causes a painful, burning rash that sometimes develops on one side of the body, often the face or torso. The rash consists of blisters that sometimes go away in per week to 10 days and clear up in two to 4 weeks. For some people, shingles pain lasts for months or years after the rash clears up. Researchers checked out reoccurrence rates in 17,413 individuals who had their first shingles attack. They found that about 4 percent had one other outbreak later. Recurrences occurred after a median of two years in those aged 45 to 54, while those aged 55 and older had a median of 1 to 3 years. People with weakened immune systems are at higher risk of a second attack of shingles.

Given the reoccurrence rate, the researchers said individuals who already had shingles would still profit from getting the vaccine. Shingrix is ​​given in two doses, two to 6 months apart. The vaccine mustn’t be given during an outbreak of shingles or while someone is taking antiviral medications.

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