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Old 03-07-2019, 07:39 AM
 
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I had both doses, no problems other than soreness for a day or so.
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Old 03-07-2019, 08:44 AM
 
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Does anyone known if Aetna covers this? Is it based on age? (I had Shingles when I was 24, resulted in a corneal ulcer which affects my vision to this day. Would like to not go through that again.)
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Old 03-07-2019, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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Does anyone known if Aetna covers this? Is it based on age? (I had Shingles when I was 24, resulted in a corneal ulcer which affects my vision to this day. Would like to not go through that again.)
If you are under 50 years old insurance may not pay. That is the minimum age for which it is recommended.
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Old 03-07-2019, 10:55 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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Does anyone known if Aetna covers this? Is it based on age? (I had Shingles when I was 24, resulted in a corneal ulcer which affects my vision to this day. Would like to not go through that again.)
I think you should ask your doc. If he were to write a prescription based on your past bout with shingles. Perhaps your insurance might cover it.
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Old 03-08-2019, 06:24 AM
 
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If you are under 50 years old insurance may not pay. That is the minimum age for which it is recommended.
Thanks. I'm 55 so maybe it will be covered. (I think I'll get it regardless but it would be nice if it was covered. )
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Old 03-08-2019, 03:04 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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We could get it, covered, at our regular clinic - for around $200. Or, we could get it at a Costco or CVS pharmacy for around $50. If it's covered, still ask how much of it is covered.
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Old 03-08-2019, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Any Beach/FL
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Got original dose, but dad and sis had shingles - so hope can get to the two pack.
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Old 03-09-2019, 06:56 PM
 
Location: northern New England
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I have been trying to look up how the shingles vaccine (both the older one and the new two part one) reduce your chances of getting shingles. I came across this confusing paragraph on a Cleveland Clinic website.


"Shingles affects one out of every three people in the United States. More than one million cases of shingles are diagnosed every year. The risk of shingles increases as you get older, and about half of the cases occur in men and women ages 50 and older. Shingles develops in about 10 percent of people who have had chickenpox at an earlier time in their life." (italics mine)
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Old 03-09-2019, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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I have been trying to look up how the shingles vaccine (both the older one and the new two part one) reduce your chances of getting shingles. I came across this confusing paragraph on a Cleveland Clinic website.


"Shingles affects one out of every three people in the United States. More than one million cases of shingles are diagnosed every year. The risk of shingles increases as you get older, and about half of the cases occur in men and women ages 50 and older. Shingles develops in about 10 percent of people who have had chickenpox at an earlier time in their life." (italics mine)
I agree that the wording is self contradictory. Here is what the CDC says.

https://www.cdc.gov/shingles/hcp/cli...l#epidemiology

"A person’s risk for herpes zoster increases sharply after 50 years of age. Almost 1 out of 3 people in the United States will develop herpes zoster during their lifetime."

"Approximately 13% (and possibly more) of people 60 years of age and older with herpes zoster will get PHN [postherpetic neuralgia]."

I have no idea where the 10% figure is coming from.
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Old 03-10-2019, 02:15 PM
 
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Just going thru facial shingles. Got it last Saturday, my whole left side was affected. I will definitely get vaccine, but heard about some bad CDC reported side effects.? Have to research it.

Somebody said that HEB in TX carry more vaccines than other pharmacy. It's true, no waiting list here by my place.
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