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Old 02-04-2019, 06:21 PM
 
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The wife and I have had both doses of the Shingrex vaccine, several months ago. Me - first shot resulted in arm swelling up a little, with a medium fever the next day resulting in me staying home. Kind of like the flu with achy joints. Second shot, no problems. Wife - first shot no problems. Second shot, she felt a little under the weather.
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Old 02-04-2019, 06:34 PM
 
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Did you have any problems?
Nope.
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Old 02-04-2019, 07:01 PM
 
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I've had the first dose. My arm was surprisingly tender for a few days, but no flu-like symptoms. My sister did feel crummy after the second dose but not after the first. Still 1000x better than shingles!

The Shingrix web site has a vaccine finder function:

https://www.shingrix.com/shingles-vaccine-locator.html

The pharmacies I've checked with have been prioritizing patients who need their second dose over first-time patients.
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Old 02-05-2019, 12:38 AM
 
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I had my two shots last year. Barely got the second one in time due to the shortage. First one I had pain and soreness for a few days, not unbearable, but enough to remember. The second one, I planned to take it easy and coddle myself for a few days, but the second one wasn’t as bad. Either way, beats getting shingles.
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Old 02-05-2019, 12:52 AM
 
Location: Haiku
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Just an FYI...

Doc ordered Shingrix for me and I went to the pharmacy today. They told me they have a waiting list of over 200 people and don't expect a new shipment until March or April. I live in Maui, and we seem to often be the last to get things like this, but the pharmacy is Costco, so I assume it comes from their warehouse on the mainland.

Anyone else seeing delays?
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Old 02-05-2019, 07:48 AM
 
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Up on the CDC wesbite, it says 2-6 months apart. It also says that, due to a run on the vaccine over the holidays, there is currently a shortage of the second shot, which they expect to ease next month.
How can there be a shortage of the "second shot" when both shots are the same? it's just two doses of the same vaccine, not something different the second time you get the shot. (At least that's what two pharmacists told me.)
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Old 02-05-2019, 09:24 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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There is a time line
If you wait too long between 1 and 2 then you have to start over
It is basically the same ingredients from what my doctor (who also has a pharmacy degree) said
So I don’t know what the big deal is about being out of dose 2
They're out of Shingrix. Yes, same stuff for both doses. The big deal is for those who are coming up to six months after the first dose. If you can't get the second dose in time, you have to start over.
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Old 02-05-2019, 09:29 AM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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There have been difficulties getting the vaccine to pharmacies since it first came out.
We have a phamacy in our store so I was able to get my first shot when the vaccine first came out. When it came time for the second shot....well, I had to ask our pharmacist weekly if they had received another shipment yet. Usually the answer was "not this week" and I was worried that I wouldn't be able to receive the second dose in the allowed time frame. Whenever a shipment came in it was usually gone within the day because there were always so many patients waiting on their second dose, and after the initial release back in the spring they almost never had enough to start giving new patients a first dose.
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Old 02-05-2019, 09:31 AM
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Location: North Monterey County
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We had the first of the Second Vaccine in October.

Then we moved out of state.

Looking to schedule the second shot soon.
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Old 02-05-2019, 10:53 AM
 
Location: La Jolla
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I'm in my late 50's and got the first shot last July and the second one in September. I received both of them at my doctor's office and they didn't seem to have a shortage. Both times I had a very sore arm for a few days and a fever and flu like symptoms for 24 hours. I have read several places that the younger you are when you receive the vaccine the more reaction you have to it.
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