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Old 05-26-2018, 10:34 AM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Originally Posted by dizzybint View Post
It depends on underlying illnesses like RA.. Crohns disease, HIV.. and many more autoimmune illnesses.. check it out first..
Not really. Young, healthy people get shingles too. Heck, even kids get it, though that's rare. No one knows what causes the chickenpox virus to reactivate. Aging has something to do with it, the incidence goes up with age.
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Old 05-26-2018, 11:48 AM
 
Location: The Emerald City
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I had the Zostavax shingles shot some time ago, and will be getting the Shingrix vaccine as well. As I have only Medicare with no supplemental or drug coverage, I will have to pay full price. Yes, the cost of this shot will sting a bit, but keeping our health is priceless. Why gamble on the devastation a case of shingles can wreak?
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Old 05-26-2018, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Middletown, Maryland
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Just got the second shingrix vaccination this week....3 months after the first. With the first shot, my arm and neck were sore. With the second shot I was just a little tired the day after. No big deal. My husband didn’t suffer any reactions to the vaccine.

From what I’ve witnessed shingles is miserable. I’m happy to cross that off my list.
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Old 05-26-2018, 12:13 PM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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There's a thread on this in the retirement forum where several people, including me, have described the side effects they experienced. Might be worth a read for those interested.
Basically I had some tenderness and mild pain the day after, along with a sensation of heat at the injection site. It wasn't awful but there was enough discomfort that my second shot will be administered when I will have a day or two away from work. My job can be somewhat physically demanding at times, maybe if I had not had to manhandle twenty and thirty pound boxes the day after the shot it wouldn't have been so bad.
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Old 05-26-2018, 12:19 PM
 
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That's odd as almost all BCBS associations advocate it's use. Are you sure it's not that they wont pay based on where you wanted to get the vaccine?

I have BCBS also, and they do not pay until 60. Last I heard, anyway.


Well, I just googled it and Shingrix is on the covered medications list, with no notes about requirements/limits, so I dunno.
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Old 05-27-2018, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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Not really. Young, healthy people get shingles too. Heck, even kids get it, though that's rare. No one knows what causes the chickenpox virus to reactivate. Aging has something to do with it, the incidence goes up with age.
I meant for people who shouldnt have the vaccine with some illnesses...
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Old 05-27-2018, 08:22 AM
Status: "Deep and Dark December" (set 5 days ago)
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I meant for people who shouldnt have the vaccine with some illnesses...
OK, I misunderstood, sorry. Here's what the CDC says: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/aci...dications.html
"Severe allergic reaction (e.g., anaphylaxis) after a previous dose or to a vaccine component
Known severe immunodeficiency (e.g., from hematologic and solid tumors, receipt of chemotherapy, congenital immunodeficiency, long-term immunosuppressive therapy(f) or patients with HIV infection who are severely immunocompromised)(e)

Pregnancy

Family history of altered immunocompetence(g)"
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Old 05-27-2018, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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OK, I misunderstood, sorry. Here's what the CDC says: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/aci...dications.html
"Severe allergic reaction (e.g., anaphylaxis) after a previous dose or to a vaccine component
Known severe immunodeficiency (e.g., from hematologic and solid tumors, receipt of chemotherapy, congenital immunodeficiency, long-term immunosuppressive therapy(f) or patients with HIV infection who are severely immunocompromised)(e)

Pregnancy

Family history of altered immunocompetence(g)"
Interesting , thank you..
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Old 05-27-2018, 09:55 AM
 
Location: God's Country
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My pharmacist is a hard ass, insisting that I wait a month because I got a tetanus shot "only" two weeks ago. She also insists that the 2nd shot be given at 6 months after the 1st, rather than the 2-6 as OKd by CDC.
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Old 05-27-2018, 03:28 PM
Status: "Deep and Dark December" (set 5 days ago)
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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My pharmacist is a hard ass, insisting that I wait a month because I got a tetanus shot "only" two weeks ago. She also insists that the 2nd shot be given at 6 months after the 1st, rather than the 2-6 as OKd by CDC.
She's wrong, and she may discourage people from getting the vaccine with those policies.
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