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  • Zoster (Shingles)
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Should a person who received 2 doses of varicella vaccine but never had chickenpox be vaccinated with Shingrix?

Shingrix may be administered to people who have previously received 2 doses of varicella vaccine. Compared to people who have had chickenpox, the risk of zoster among recipients of varicella vaccine (which contains a live-attenuated strain of varicella virus) is much lower, but is still possible.

Last reviewed: March 9, 2022

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