Does the Zostavax vaccine work in people who have already had shingles?

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Not enough is known about how Zostavax (the vaccine to prevent shingles) works in people who have already had shingles. So far, Zostavax has been studied in people who had not yet had shingles. Information is not available about the use of Zostavax in preventing another episode of shingles in someone who had already had the disease.

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