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Old 05-19-2018, 12:04 PM
 
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Has anyone gotten the new shingles vaccine...any issues with bad side effects?
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Old 05-20-2018, 02:26 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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Recently I talked with my godmother (mid 80's) about this. She just got the vaccine. The only effect she noticed was very vivid dreaming that night.
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Old 05-20-2018, 09:46 PM
 
Location: southern born and southern bred
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I want one very much so because I do not want shingles for the 4th time. However my insurance (BCBS) refuses to pay for it
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Old 05-20-2018, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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I want one very much so because I do not want shingles for the 4th time. However my insurance (BCBS) refuses to pay for it
How old are you, Pippy, since the new vaccine is approved and recommended down to age 50?

This for BCBS of TN:

https://www.bcbst.com/mpmanual/Zoste...Adjuvanted.htm

"Zoster vaccine recombinant, adjuvanted (Shingrix¬ģ) for the prevention of herpes zoster (shingles) and their related complications is considered medically appropriate if the individual is 50 years of age or older (regardless of receipt of live vaccine)"

Note:

"Coverage will be provided for a six month period and will NOT be renewed."

That means you need to be sure you get the second dose before the 6 months is up. If it is 6 months and 1 day they may refuse to pay.
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Old 05-21-2018, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Central IL
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I want one very much so because I do not want shingles for the 4th time. However my insurance (BCBS) refuses to pay for it
Can you check another source? I just got mine through Jewel-Osco for zero cost - insured through BCBS of Illinois, if that makes a difference.
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Old 05-21-2018, 07:39 AM
 
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Didn't have any I recall - but minor issues are to be expected. I don't make a fuss about minor inconveniences.


Now getting shingles - you'd hear my ass bitching, complaining and bargaining with a higher power to make that go away!


Easy choice for me.
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Old 05-22-2018, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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Default I Got it Yesterday

A simple prick and I was $170 poorer. But all the people saying it was awful getting shingles, made me do it. (The devil made me do it). So far I feel ok except for a case of carpal tunnel in one wrist that hasn't happened for 10 years. Connection? Don't know. Am eating and sleeping fine. No flu like symptoms. If it changes, I will report on here.
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Old 05-22-2018, 11:14 AM
 
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I want one very much so because I do not want shingles for the 4th time. However my insurance (BCBS) refuses to pay for it
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?
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Old 05-22-2018, 03:34 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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A simple prick and I was $170 poorer. But all the people saying it was awful getting shingles, made me do it.
Believe them. It is awful and there can be lasting complications. Been there.
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Old 05-26-2018, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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It depends on underlying illnesses like RA.. Crohns disease, HIV.. and many more autoimmune illnesses.. check it out first..
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