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Old 08-29-2018, 01:34 PM
 
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Shingrix is administered through intramuscular (IM) injection as a 2-dose (0.5 mL each) vaccine series.2 The second dose should be administered anytime between 2 and 6 months after the first dose. The vaccine series does not need to be restarted if more than 6 months have passed since the first dose.3


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But is the overall protection just as effective when the 2nd is delayed beyond six mos.?
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Old 08-29-2018, 04:22 PM
 
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The vaccine did not even hit the market until last spring, so I do not understand what you mean by a "big fat losing proposition for almost a year now".
You're right. I was looking at the Oct 2017 approval date.


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It's not as if there is no vaccine at all. It is a matter of waiting until your preferred pharmacy gets a shipment.
That's the problem. When? Quando, quando quando? I've been on their list for months now.

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By all means take the Zostavax if you want to do that. The Shingrix can be given as soon as eight weeks after the Zostavax or you may wait longer. It would not be "dangerous" to get the Shingrix that soon.

No. It could be dangerous.
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Old 08-29-2018, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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That's the problem. When? Quando, quando quando? I've been on their list for months now.

No. It could be dangerous.
Have you checked with other pharmacies?

Dangerous in what way?
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Old 08-29-2018, 05:30 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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My pharmacy finally got some more Shingrix. I can get my first shot and dh can finally get his second. Keep checking around.
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Old 08-29-2018, 05:44 PM
 
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Here is the problem. Since lowering the age to under 60, that put this vaccine into private insurance. Doesn't "Obamacare" cover all health insurance with no deductibles or copays for vaccines? Is this still in effect? Is this the reason why since the age was lowered that there is a shortage of the new vaccine? Younger people getting it for free?

Over 65 and on Medicare totally different story. The rate for Seniors for Zoster was only in the 30% uptake range. Not covered, like Flu and Pneumonia vaccinations, under Part B for free. This vaccine is under Part D with a $400 deductible and copays apply. I know my husband paid $110 (Medicare) for the Zoster vaccine. He had a fit after paying all that money for it and still got shingles 2 years later. I highly doubt he wants to spend another $110 for the new one. Sorry, forget ME.

My guess is that this shortage is being driven by those under 65 with private insurance paying the full cost of it.
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Old 08-29-2018, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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Here is the problem. Since lowering the age to under 60, that put this vaccine into private insurance. Doesn't "Obamacare" cover all health insurance with no deductibles or copays for vaccines? Is this still in effect? Is this the reason why since the age was lowered that there is a shortage of the new vaccine? Younger people getting it for free?

Over 65 and on Medicare totally different story. The rate for Seniors for Zoster was only in the 30% uptake range. Not covered, like Flu and Pneumonia vaccinations, under Part B for free. This vaccine is under Part D with a $400 deductible and copays apply. I know my husband paid $110 (Medicare) for the Zoster vaccine. He had a fit after paying all that money for it and still got shingles 2 years later. I highly doubt he wants to spend another $110 for the new one. Sorry, forget ME.

My guess is that this shortage is being driven by those under 65 with private insurance paying the full cost of it.
The demand from all age groups exceeded the manufacturer's expectations. That is all there is to it.

https://www.pharmaceutical-technolog...-rapid-uptake/
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Old 08-30-2018, 04:46 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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I got mine today. I remembered to ask about it when I was in the drug store and they said they had it and I'd better get it fast because they were already running out again. Got it! Took two seconds and didn't even hurt. dh went afterwards and got his second shot, so he's done.
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Old 08-30-2018, 06:32 PM
 
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The demand from all age groups exceeded the manufacturer's expectations. That is all there is to it.

https://www.pharmaceutical-technolog...-rapid-uptake/
We shall see, Suzy. It is very traceable on Medicare vaccination tracking. Yep, going to go up from 30% to what???? lol Lot of people must be willing to spend hundreds of dollars to protect them from deadly, contagious shingles, which isn't FREE.

Let's see when the ages uptake is published. Medicare Part B won't pay a DIME for it. Dispute that.
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Old 08-30-2018, 06:40 PM
 
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I got mine today. I remembered to ask about it when I was in the drug store and they said they had it and I'd better get it fast because they were already running out again. Got it! Took two seconds and didn't even hurt. dh went afterwards and got his second shot, so he's done.
How much did you pay for it? Free like Flu and Pneumonia Vax under Medicare Part B? Yeah, I get the Marketing technique having worked for a Big Pharm. Get it while you can! No different than years ago with those Cabbage Patch Dolls. We HAVE THEM. Hurry up before they are sold out.

I won't quote what PT Barnum said.
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Old 08-30-2018, 06:46 PM
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Location: Central IL
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Here is the problem. Since lowering the age to under 60, that put this vaccine into private insurance. Doesn't "Obamacare" cover all health insurance with no deductibles or copays for vaccines? Is this still in effect? Is this the reason why since the age was lowered that there is a shortage of the new vaccine? Younger people getting it for free?

Over 65 and on Medicare totally different story. The rate for Seniors for Zoster was only in the 30% uptake range. Not covered, like Flu and Pneumonia vaccinations, under Part B for free. This vaccine is under Part D with a $400 deductible and copays apply. I know my husband paid $110 (Medicare) for the Zoster vaccine. He had a fit after paying all that money for it and still got shingles 2 years later. I highly doubt he wants to spend another $110 for the new one. Sorry, forget ME.

My guess is that this shortage is being driven by those under 65 with private insurance paying the full cost of it.
So what's your point? I'm in my 50's and I jumped at the chance to get a more effective vaccine and not have to wait to age 60. And yes, my insurance paid for every penny.

Are we stealing it from those on Medicare? Different insurance pays different amounts, how is this any different than for anything else? Is there some conspiracy going on? Is that what you're saying?
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