Varicella zoster virus in those over 50... ACK...
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Jan15-12, 04:31 PM
Since there's a chickenpox vaccine now, kids rarely get it anymore. So they won't have the virus in their system. Does this mean they can't get shingles as an old person? Does the chickenpox vaccine last a lifetime? Will they need a booster as they approach old age?
Is the chickenpox vaccine identical to the shingles vaccine, since it's the same virus?
Wow, it's getting harder to be a kid - one less excuse to skip school!