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Is the shingles vaccine advised for people who have already had shingles?

Ask the doctors Q. I recently had a mild attack of shingles. Should I still get a shingles shot? A. We’re happy to hear that you’ve recovered. Since you can have shingles several times, it’s a good idea to get vaccinated to protect against future bouts. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends a one-time vaccination for people who are 60 or older and for some people…

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