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Shingles is in the Herpes family. I want to get the Shingles Vaccine.

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Hello...I have had gHSV2 for almost 40 years.  I have only recently begun to take Valtrex 500MG one Tab Daily for the last 6 months.  Due to a doctor change, I have been off the Daily Valtrex for 2 weeks.  How long should I be off of Valtrex before I can get the Shingles Vaccine to work in full and then how long until I can go back on the Valtrex? Also, if I get the Shingles Vaccine, will this bring about aHrpes outbreak?  I haven't had one in a long time.  

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Anything new to the body has the potential to bring on an outbreak.  When you introduce something into your system, your immune system will always have a different reaction.  So if you get the Shingles Vaccine, there is a possibility of an outbreak but I think since you are taking the Valtrex and shingles and HSV are in a similar category, maybe it wont happen. 

I would also ask a doctor about taking the Valtrex and the Shingles Vaccine at the same time.  

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