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I am 67 and I have had actual chicken pox 9 times. Should I get the vaccine?

I have also had colon cancer 2009 and oral and cervical CA. The times I had chicken pox, I was an adult for the last 8 times and verified by a doctor.

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You should def. get the Shingles vaccine!!! It is a horrible painful condition and you Do Not want it! It is much worse than chicken pox and the neurological pain can last years after the blisters disappear.

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That is tragic and amazing. I always thought viral infections were a once only malady.

Your doctors could give you much better advise than you could ever get here.

A vaccine will only reduce your chances of contracting a virus. If you have had the same virus 8 times I should think you are immuno-deficient, or perhaps mistaken.

Good luck and better health to you.

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Yes!

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that is an unusual case because most people would get chicken pox once and other people's immune system that can't remember how to get rid of chicken pox or is too weak would get chicken pox twice, but 8 times!? that amazed me. i think you should.

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Yes but also talk to your doctor to see if he/ she knows why this is happing

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yes because you could get shingles which are the same thing except far worse

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Truly amazing. In a normal person, the anti-bodies from the first chicken pox infection would give them immunity from catching it again. You are a medical miracle.

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Hell, don't spend money on a vaccine when your so close to death anyway

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