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I thought the shingles vaccine was supposed to prevent me from getting shingles?

I thought the shingles vaccine was supposed to prevent me from getting shingles? Shingles, that painful viral infection that affects a nerve root and leaves a nasty rash in those of us who had chicken pox. Sure, chicken pox was enough when we had it during our youth or worse, in adulthood. What happens next is the virus, named Herpes Zoster may again offer a second round of misery after hibernating in our nervous system with a condition known as shingles. According to Wikipedia, Shingles is described this way “Shingles, also known as zoster, herpes zoster, or zona, is a Read More »