Shingles is a form of CHICKEN POX. I have never had shingles but my DH got them at age 32 and my son got it at age 13.
Here is a great email from a fellow professional that might explain a few things.
One of the reasons we are seeing a sharp increase in the incidence of shingles,
and why there is now a shingles vaccine that is suggested for all those 65 and
older is because of the Chicken Pox vaccination program.
Here is why (and this pertains to ALL vaccinated illnesses such as Pertussis
(whooping cough) mumps, measles and the like)....
When a child contracts a disease, such as CP, those around that child who have
antibodies to the disease exhibit an immune response. So, if my child has CP
(or pertussis, or mumps etc) and I care for my child, and my child was around
her teacher while contagious, and we visited her grandparents too, then me, the
teacher, the grandparents and anyone else we c
at 1:50 AM on Sep. 19, 2010