Shingles is a growing health condition that effects millions of adults; it can develop in children, but the circumstances are considered to be rare. If you at one time suffered from the chicken pox as a young child, you have a chance of developing shingles at any given moment. There are even patients that have overcame their shingles outbreak, then a few years later they got it again. Sounds like a terrible illness that keeps on giving, right? Well, the good news is there is a vaccine for it if you wish to look into that method, it’s usually only effective in those who have not had chicken pox for obvious reasons. If you have, then the virus is already living inside your body. Steer clear of those with shingles if possible, to protect yourself as much as possible.