What has happened is there's a new vaccines for this. My VA primary care doc
told me the old one used a live virus. I was offered that at one point, but after
discussing it with with the doc we both decided to risk skipping it. When the
new dead virus one came out i was willing to take that one, but the shortage
is pretty bad. Of my three siblings, two had the chicken pox as children and
both got the shingles over the past four years. If I'm not able to get the
vaccination, I'm afraid I'm a ticking time bomb.