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 Posted 5/31/2012 7:25:08 AM
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I had a shingles shot about 2-3 years ago.  This past week I discovered a large area under my left breast that, at first, looked like bites.  In a couple of days, that area is  now red and ugly and I have the worst pain in that area; it kept me up all  night.  I didn't think it was possible to get shingles after a shingles shot.  I wonder if anyone else got shingles after getting the shingle shot.
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 Posted 5/31/2012 8:15:25 AM
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Welcome to the Forums, dandee.

Did your physician diagnose it as shingles?

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The shingles vaccine is only 55% effective so it is possible to get shingles after getting the vaccine.

http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/shingles/news/20110110/shingles-vaccine-cuts-disease-risk-55-percent
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If you have shingles you will be glad you got the vaccine!  It helps prevent the complications, like chronic nerve pain that so many have.  Lynne, NP
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