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Old 08-12-2019, 07:31 AM
 
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I had no reactions to the shots, but did get shingles anyway a few years later. Fortunately, it cleared after a few months. No residual pain.
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Old 08-12-2019, 07:41 AM
 
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Old 08-12-2019, 07:49 AM
 
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I had no reactions to the shots, but did get shingles anyway a few years later. Fortunately, it cleared after a few months. No residual pain.
Since you said a few years ago, I assume you had the older shot, called Zostavax not the new Shingrix. Even after having the older vaccine, you can have the newer one that's supposed to offer better protection. I actually have stats in one thread in the health section. I wasn't to say that it protects 35% of the people that do get it but it does not stop everyone from getting shingles. It's another reason that I may end up passing on it because I could end up with life long side effects with a vaccine that may not even help.

I'll see if I can find the other thread with the stats I found.

*Note, I'm not against the vaccine. I am seriously considering getting it but it's not an easy decision for me.
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Old 08-12-2019, 08:13 AM
 
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Since you said a few years ago, I assume you had the older shot, called Zostavax not the new Shingrix. Even after having the older vaccine, you can have the newer one that's supposed to offer better protection. I actually have stats in one thread in the health section. I wasn't to say that it protects 35% of the people that do get it but it does not stop everyone from getting shingles. It's another reason that I may end up passing on it because I could end up with life long side effects with a vaccine that may not even help.
Correct, but I knew that. I just confirmed the statistic that it wasn't 100% effective.

At the time, Shingrex was in very short supply, so it wasn't an option. How is the supply situation now?

What long term side effects? I can't find any, and the short term side effects are far better than shingles, which often does have severe long term side effects.
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Old 08-12-2019, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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Got my first shot last Friday and my wife received her second. Both of us have the sore arms for a few days as well as feeling a little down the first full day. Wife said this second time was a bit worse than the first.

We were lucky to find it at one pharmacy when everyone else had been out for weeks. Was told that by the time I get my second in 2-6 months there should be no supply problem and it will be easily available.

We’ve had several close friends and family that have had shingles and with what they described they went through, it was an easy decision to get the vaccine.
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Old 08-12-2019, 08:55 AM
 
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Ill let you know what happens after the second shot, I get it tomorrow. I went in for the first shot suffering from the lingering effects of an upper respiratory virus which made me sick for 6 weeks (never experienced anything like that in my life, never had been sick for more than a couple days) so I can’t say it was the shot that made me feel bad but I did experience some flu like symptoms. Now I feel fine and I’ll know for sure if it’s the shot or not if I feel bad.
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Old 08-12-2019, 08:56 AM
 
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The results have been excellent for the newer Glaxosmithkline vaccine compared to the older Merk version. Looks like my dividend is safe. I am mid 50s, and am debating waiting for Medicare to pay at 65. A friend said he had shingles and the wind blowing on his face was excruciating. I haven't heard of adverse reactions from either vaccine, but know quite a few who had bad reactions from flu shots and or got the flu anyways, so I have never got one of those. Don't like the bs marketing, either, a huge Cash cow for CVS and all those clinics that make a killing off them.
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Old 08-12-2019, 09:07 AM
 
Location: equator
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No reaction to shingles vax or yellow fever, btw. Or any others. (either of us)
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Old 08-12-2019, 09:12 AM
 
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I had shingles in 2009 and got the old vaccine after someone told me he had had shingles TWICE, and the second case did permanent damage.

Thought I was done when “they” said shingles was a one-time thing, then thought I was done after getting that vaccination.

Hah! Wait till they tell us that we need yet another vaccine even if we had Shingrix. Stay tuned...
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Old 08-12-2019, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Central NY
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I had that first shot years ago but did ask my doctor if I should get the newer ones. She said yes, and then I asked the pharmacist (I like more than one opinion). Pharmacist agreed, yes I should get it, so I got the first of two shots about a month ago.
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