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Old 05-16-2018, 03:48 PM
Location: RVA
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Anyone remember this:


Old 05-17-2018, 01:00 PM
Location: Georgia, USA
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Originally Posted by Williepaws View Post
It depends on how the vaccine is classified whether the federal fund applies. I,dont know how the new shingles vaccine is classified. If it has a permissive reccomendation than the liability falls on the manufacturer.
Shingles vaccines are not covered by the compensation fund. In order for them to be added to the list of covered vaccines, a causal relationship to an alleged injury will have to be established.
Old 05-17-2018, 06:19 PM
Location: Southern California
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Everyone makes money. And learning how to de stress is pretty free and not in a bottle as some have mentioned in earlier posts. As far as working with supps that help de stress, it's all a hit and miss if someone one wants to work with them and see what helps them. No doctor or script for expensive drugs. Dr. Google can tell us so much if we try.
Old 05-18-2018, 02:57 PM
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Called Medicare, they donít cover this vaccine but it is covered by Part D. For me, itís a Tier 4, and deductible applies. Looks like I would end up paying $138 thru Walmart. Which is worth it for me to be protected. My doc would charge $300. I did get shingles about 5 years ago, donít want to go thru it again.
Old 05-18-2018, 06:47 PM
Status: "I am Blessed." (set 13 days ago)
Location: Spurs country. "Go, Spurs, Go!"
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"But pain on injection is hardly the only problem attributed to the vaccine. More serious side effects included significant muscle pain, fatigue, headaches, shivering, gastrointestinal problems and fever, with more than half the younger recipients reporting the muscle aches and fatigue and over a third experiencing headaches and shivering after the injection. Nearly one quarter developed fevers and gastrointestinal symptoms."

Since I want to die just from throwing up, I will not be getting this vaccine. I have been blessed with excellent health and a strong immune system, I have never had the flu or a bad cold, just Cedar allergy on occasion.

I did have a very, very, very, mild case of shingles in my 40's, on my right rib cage. Dr. Rx'd something, it was gone quickly without any after-effects. My Mom had shingles when I was in my 30's, back then I had no idea what it even was.

My sympathies to all who have had this most terrible experience.
Old 05-18-2018, 08:28 PM
Location: Central IL
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Found out today from my local Jewel Osco that BCBS pays 100% for Shingrix - so I gladly went for it. Started aching a little after 4 hours - we'll see how it (and I) feel tomorrow.
Old 05-19-2018, 12:05 AM
Status: "Re-edit status" (set 24 days ago)
Location: Was Midvalley Oregon; Now Eastside Seattle area
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For those of us who has had shingles, getting a booster vaccination is an inexpensive and less painful way to avoid getting it again; Even if the vaccination doesn't work.

For those of you who haven't gotten shingles and don't want to get the vaccination, I wish you well and hope you never get shingles. Be aware that most shingles are not properly diagnosed until the blisters appear. My doc says that the antiviral drugs have only marginal affect once the blisters appear. She was correct. Very few people have died directly from shingles so this is in your favor.
Old 05-19-2018, 06:25 AM
Location: RVA
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I have stated at least twice that I have already had Zostavax, and the first Shingrix injection over a month ago. I am not denigrating vaccines. So the medical
Community has spoken: Proper diet and exercise do not help improve the immune system or reduce stress factors that can bring on the outbreak? If so, then I stand totally corrected. Personally, I don’t see how that is possible, but I actually don’t care enough to matter. I will still maintain a good diet (as good as I can), weight and exercise.
Old 05-19-2018, 02:00 PM
Location: 49th parallel
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No, nowadays getting the vaccine is the best thing you can do to prevent shingles.
Old 05-19-2018, 02:02 PM
Location: Idaho
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IMO, this article presents very a well-balanced view on the effect of diet, exercise, sleep, supplement, age and stress on the immune system.


I totally agree with Perryinva's position that reduced risk & prevent are not remotely equal.

Back to the original topic of this thread, I firmly believe that getting the vaccine is the best thing that one can do to prevent shingles. I had the Zostavax shot about two years ago with absolutely no side effects. I plan to get the Shingrix vaccine once we are settled in our new home. There are just so many things on our to-do lists right now.
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