I may have underestimated your age. If you are getting up there in years, like I am then I would recommend trying to keep up to date. Having the disease is always worse than the vaccine. And if you have had shingles you probably do not need a vaccine. I need to get a shingles vaccine soon. Shingles is the same virus as the one that gave us chickenpox as kids. It is another good reason to get children vaccinated. They cannot get shingles if they never had chickenpox. Though we had it the body does not kill all of it.I wonder, if I had chicken pox AND shingles, am I immune? I am asking because the shingles vaccine is potentially very problematic and I don't want more drama in my life.
Oh, I see it's possible but unlikely to get shingles more than once. Also, the Shingrix and other shingles shots can offer immunity for up to five years - then they have to be given again. They are not as effective on people who are over aged 70.
Oh, the shingles vaccine is supposed to offer a 90 percent chance that you won't have shingles! Supposedly that was the same with the COVID vaccine. I and everyone I know who has gotten COVID must all be extremely unlucky and rare.
The good news is that like chickenpox, the shingles also appears to be a one time event:
How Shingles Spreads | CDC
The virus that causes shingles, the varicella zoster virus, is spread through direct contact with fluid from the rash blisters.