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Do you need to take the chicken pox vaccine again for it to work against herpes? ( if you took them as a child)


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Tired of waiting

Chicken pox/Shingles are all members of the Herpes family. That being said the chicken pox vaccine does not offer any protection against HSV-1 or HSV-2. The chicken pox vaccine is specific to varient of Herpes. Same thing applies to the Shingles vaccine, which is taken later in life to prevent an reoccurrence of a latent chicken pox infection. 

Now do you need a booster shot for chicken pox later in life if you never contracted chicken pox?... I do not know but if you're inclined it probably would not hurt to get inoculated again.  Inlight of all of measles. mumps and other viral outbreaks across the country , I have been considering redoing all of my childhood immunizations again.

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