So, I'm only 39 and was diagnosed with shingles. So far, it's not too bad, and I'm hoping it'll stay that way.
But, this has gotten me thinking.. what is the current opinion about the effect of varicella vaccination on the rate of shingles in adults? I remember reading something about this on Dr. Bob's forum. I know when I was growing up, my great-uncle had shingles, but he was in his 70's. The only people I ever remember having shingles were much older. However, I've now heard of a few acquaintances who have gotten it in their 30's and 40's. Is it really increasing in younger people? Is anyone keeping statistics on this?