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ask: Can the flu shot cause any dormant viruses such as shingles emerge?

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I have NEVER gotten the flu shot and decided this year to get it at a local pharmacy. Three weeks later, I have gotten Shingles. Can you possibly give me any info on any type of connection of the two?

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Rosa Cabrera RN

Hi Anon,

Although there is no adverse effect like Shingles found with the flu shot, it seems as though you are not the only one who has had the Shingles after their flu shot.

Here's a very similar post to yours, you may find it very helpful:
http://www.empowher.com/community/ask/can-flu-shot-lead-shingles

All the best,

Rosa

October 31, 2011 - 5:10am
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