Should I get a shingles vaccination even if I don't know if I ever had chicken pox. I am 65 years old.
The CDC recommends a single dose of the shingles vaccine for people aged 60 and older, even if they've already had a bout of shingles. Since the majority of older Americans had chickenpox as children, millions of people are vulnerable to shingles.http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/shingles/shingles-vaccine
It would be a good idea. Shingles hurt like crazy.
Symptoms for shingles include graying hair, wrinkles under the eyes, softening of the bones and easy bruising.
If you've ever had a cold sore or canker sore in your mouth, chances are you have the herpes simplex virus--the cause of shingles--in your system. And that would mean you're vulnerable to shingles.