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Old 10-07-2019, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Very little sourness off and on for a day. No problem.
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Old 10-08-2019, 10:22 AM
 
Location: NJ
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I am not sure what your point is. The part you quoted also says,

"While demand still exceeds supply, the increased and consistent supply should provide reassurance that patients will have an opportunity to complete the 2-dose series within the 2-6 month dosing window."

That means pharmacists will put patients needing the second dose ahead of those getting the first dose.

Many doctors do not stock vaccines because of the expense of buying and storing them. Refrigeration temperatures must be monitored and a back-up power supply is needed in the event of an outage.

If you want the vaccine covered by insurance you still need to have a prescription even if the shot is actually given by a pharmacist, so you still have a physician involved.
I didn't have a prescription from my GP for the shingles vaccine; insurance still covered it.

Did anyone have a prescription for the vaccine from their doctor to give the pharmacist?
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Old 10-08-2019, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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I didn't have a prescription from my GP for the shingles vaccine; insurance still covered it.

Did anyone have a prescription for the vaccine from their doctor to give the pharmacist?
Plans may vary. Checking with the insurance company is wise. When I got the original Zostavax the plan I had would not cover it unless it was given in the office and my internist did not stock it. The internist got it from a pharmacy and I got it from him.
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Old 10-08-2019, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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I did not have a prescription for it, either. My pharmacy did the paperwork, I filled in information they needed from me. I did make a copay for it. Minimal.
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Old 10-08-2019, 02:37 PM
 
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I didn't have a prescription from my GP for the shingles vaccine; insurance still covered it.

Did anyone have a prescription for the vaccine from their doctor to give the pharmacist?
My understanding is pharmacists need a prescription for live viruses. Shingles is not a live virus vaccine so no prescription is needed. I donít think a prescription changes whether insurance pays or not
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Old 10-08-2019, 02:40 PM
 
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Never got a shot, suffering with shingles now. I'm 59 and honestly thought it was a 60+ vaccine. Oh well.
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Old 10-08-2019, 02:54 PM
 
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Never got a shot, suffering with shingles now. I'm 59 and honestly thought it was a 60+ vaccine. Oh well.
Don't feel too bad about it. Up until fairly recently it was age 60 when they recommended the shot. I tried to get one a few yrs back but my Dr and the drugstore said it was only for 60+
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Old 10-11-2019, 08:50 AM
 
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Talked to an old work friend yesterday. She mentioned she had been on the list at Walgreens for the shot for some time and never got a call. So she called and was told oh yes, we all have lots now come on it.
Was told that it was a single shot now and more effective than the previous 2 shot.
?????
I haven't found anything about a new single shot so I think she got this wrong and needs the second shot.
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Old 10-11-2019, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Central NY
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Giesela: You are correct. I just had my second shot. Years ago it was a one shot thing. Not anymore. Two shots.
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Old 10-11-2019, 10:48 AM
 
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Never got a shot, suffering with shingles now. I'm 59 and honestly thought it was a 60+ vaccine. Oh well.
I got the earlier vaccine before I turned 60 because a friend had gotten shingles TWICE. He urged me in no uncertain terms to get the vaccine. I had already had shingles and believed the common advice that said one time would grant immunity. Well, he not only got it twice, but the second case left permanent nerve damage. So I followed his strong recommendation. Insurance would not pay for the vaccine at that age, so I just paid it myself.

This time, the new vaccine was paid by insurance, thanks to my age.
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