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Old 06-22-2020, 03:08 PM
 
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I was told by my GP that only pharmacies have the vaccine, so she would have to do as I suggested by seeing if she can buy it at the pharmacy and take to her doctor to give

I got my first shingles shot at my doctor's office.


They eventually ran out, and have been referring to the pharmacy, but doctors can and do give them in the office if they have it there.
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Old 06-23-2020, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Northern Appalachia
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I had my first Shingrix vaccine in February and had the second one yesterday. I had a slight reaction to the first vaccine and my arm was sore for about 10 days. So far, I have not had any reaction to the second shot.

There doesn't seem to be a shortage of this vaccine anymore. It took me a few months of waiting to get my first shot. I called yesterday and the pharmacy said to come in anytime.

I also received the pneumococcal vaccine when I got the first Shingrix shot. They will notify me a year after the first shot to get the second. Hopefully I'll have the Covid-19 vaccine by then.
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Old 06-24-2020, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Northeastern U.S.
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I had my second Shingrix shot a few weeks ago; about five and a half months after the first. CVS, where I had the first shot, was not giving any shots until then; I was worried that I would miss the deadline. No side-effects (unlike the first shot). I just hope I don't ever get Shingles again...
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Old 06-24-2020, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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My neighbor, 94, opted for her first one in January and since then she has had fevers, shivering/chills and these two are listed in the Common Side Effects. I still have a hard time believing she did this as she is so anti pharma drug for her body and reads the possible side effects when given a script for one and does not take it. Works to seek out alternatives for the issue she may be having at the time. Talking to her today I straight out told her she put a toxin in her body.
Now she's taking daily homeopathic remedy (Oscillo) to reduce what she's dealing with...

https://www.drugs.com/sfx/shingrix-side-effects.html
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Old 06-24-2020, 11:43 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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My neighbor, 94, opted for her first one in January and since then she has had fevers, shivering/chills and these two are listed in the Common Side Effects. I still have a hard time believing she did this as she is so anti pharma drug for her body and reads the possible side effects when given a script for one and does not take it. Works to seek out alternatives for the issue she may be having at the time. Talking to her today I straight out told her she put a toxin in her body.
Now she's taking daily homeopathic remedy (Oscillo) to reduce what she's dealing with...

https://www.drugs.com/sfx/shingrix-side-effects.html
A vaccine taken five months ago would not cause "fevers, shivering/chills" now. She needs to see a doctor.
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Old 06-25-2020, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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A vaccine taken five months ago would not cause "fevers, shivering/chills" now. She needs to see a doctor.
That's what she's doing now as I mentioned above...but it surprises me as she is one who reads all the list of possible side effects of drugs and obviously didn't with this shingrix...anyone ever read the list? I guess she wasn't thinking "it's a drug".... As far as timing when she took the shingrix, could have been Jan or there abouts, but she says she's been having fevers and shivering issues for some time but didn't mention to me....she doesn't "report" everything to me....

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Old 06-25-2020, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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That's what she's doing now as I mentioned above...but it surprises me as she is one who reads all the list of possible side effects of drugs and obviously didn't with this shingrix...anyone ever read the list? I guess she wasn't thinking "it's a drug".... As far as timing when she took the shingrix, could have been Jan or there abouts, but she says she's been having fevers and shivering issues for some time but didn't mention to me....she doesn't "report" everything to me....
The vaccine can cause fever and chills for a day or two after it is received. That is caused by the immune system responding to the vaccine. Fever and chills months afterwards are not due to the Shingrix vaccine.
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Old 06-25-2020, 01:21 PM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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That is exactly what I was told when I called Pharmacy#2 to order my #2 dose. They said CDC said "wait and see" and discuss with my doctor when I see her in under 2 weeks (I could also email her and get an answer sooner).

It is possible that Pharmacy#1 mailed me their "get in here" letter before CDC issued their guidance. I was confounded by the difference in the pharmacies stances. I had no reaction at all to shot#1 but my spouse had tender arm for several days from his #1 and #2 (yes he got his done).
Most likely reason. Where I work the pharmacy has a lot of auto-generated customer communication, including reminders for this, that, and the other.
Since the shingrix vaccine has to be stored in a refrigerator it's probably not something the pharmacy would be willing to release to a patient to carry off elsewhere.
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Old 06-25-2020, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Northern Appalachia
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The vaccine can cause fever and chills for a day or two after it is received. That is caused by the immune system responding to the vaccine. Fever and chills months afterwards are not due to the Shingrix vaccine.
My son who is a physician, told me that it is actually good to have a minor response to the vaccine. It shows that your body has activated the immune system without causing the disease. I didn't have a response until 24 hours after the shot and then I was achy all over and had slight chills for around 4-5 hours. It was gone by the next morning.
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Old Today, 09:25 AM
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Location: Pasadena, CA
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Thanks for this, I wondered but no time today to research. I see my doc for mid-year checkup in 2 weeks and will get her opinion. I am in NC and stay-at-home mode since forever, she will know what's happening in my area with Covid19. There has been an infection # increase since things re-opened.
Just go. Get it over with
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