Can you get shingles more than once?

Yes: although it’s uncommon, you can get shingles multiple times. Shingles is caused by the varicella-zoster virus, which is the same virus that causes chickenpox. The virus sticks around in your body after chickenpox symptoms go away, lying dormant in your nerves, held in check by your immune system. It can re-emerge years or decades later as shingles, a painful blistering rash, most commonly on the torso or the side of your face. It may be accompanied by other symptoms, such as headache, fever, or fatigue. While the initial symptoms usually last one to three weeks, the dreaded complication is long-lasting pain in the same area (post-herpetic neuralgia).

Your risk of shingles starts to rise at age 50 and continues to increase over time. For this reason, doctors recommend that people over age 50 consider being vaccinated against shingles. The newest shingles vaccine, Shingrix, is 90% effective in preventing the disease. You should be vaccinated even if you have previously been vaccinated with older vaccine Zostavax or already had shingles, since it is possible for it to recur.

— Toni Golen, M.D., and Hope Ricciotti, M.D.

I hold you in my heart, for we have shared together God’s blessings. Philippians
In the same way, you husbands must give honor to your wives. Treat your wife with understanding as you live together. She may be weaker than you are, but she is your equal partner in God’s gift of new life. Treat her as you should so your prayers will not be hindered. 1 Peter 3:7
So we have come to know and to believe the that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. 1 John 4:16
Through love serve one another. Galatians 5:13
Above all things have intense and unfailing love for one another. Romans 12:10
So she became his wife, and he loved her. Genesis 24:64
Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Proverbs 3:3
A cord of three strands is not easily broken. Ecclesiastes 4:9-12
Perhaps this is the moment for which you have been created. Esther 4:14
This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. John 15:12
And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. Colossians 3:14
Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. Ecclesiastes 4:12
Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Romans 12:10
My beloved is mine and I am his; he browses among the lilies. Song of Songs 2:16
No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. 1 John 4:12
This is what the Lord requires of you: Do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8
People will not call you Deserted anymore. They will no longer name your land Empty. Instead, you will be called One the Lord Delights In. Your land will be named Married One. That’s because the Lord will take delight in you. And your land will be married. As a young man marries a young woman, so your Builder will marry you. As a groom is happy with his bride, so your God will be full of joy over you. Isaiah 62:4
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Live in harmony with one another. Romans 12:9

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