Can I get the Zostavax vaccine if I have a cold?

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If you have a mild cold, you can go ahead and get the vaccine. But if you have a more serious illness, you should wait until you get better before you get the vaccine. If you have a fever and your temperature is 101.3°F (38.5°C) or higher, you must wait until you recover before you are vaccinated.

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