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Shingles Vaccination
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 Posted: Sat Jan 10th, 2015 10:15 PM
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How many of you got a shingles vaccination?
It is quite expensive.



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 Posted: Sat Jan 10th, 2015 11:39 PM
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I recently got one. You cannot get one until you are 60. Yes, they are very expensive. Mine was over $800 and I was charged $40 for the nurse who administered it. My insurance covered the bulk of it but I did have to pick up 20% on the copay.

I got one for two reasons. #1 I had chicken Pox when I was about 10 years old. #2 Someone very close to me had a severe case and the pain and agony they went through was horrible. Abnormally, they had it on both sides of their body. Across the back and shoulders and down both arms. They could not work and ended up quitting their job. It took 2-3 months for the symptoms to ease. They'll carry scars for life.

With the incidence of cancer being so high I've also had two friends who developed shingles while undergoing chemo. One actually got his across his face and head. The shingles infected both eyes and he totally lost his vision in one eye. The other eye was saved through the miracle of laser surgery. The cancer eventually took his life. RD



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 Posted: Sun Jan 11th, 2015 04:01 AM
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I got shingles shot, at 55, my insurance covered it, but it was only $230, if it hadn't. Go to Pharmacy that gives shots and you'll pay 2/3 of Drs. office for shots. Call around prices vary a lot.

You don't have to wait to turn 60, just need RX to get it sooner. I got it because both my Dad and Uncle had very bad cases and quite long lasting. My younger Brother got it and got anti-viral right away and got over it fairly quickly. If you have symptoms, go in first 36-72 hrs and get the anti-viral, it makes big difference.

Even if you've had shingles, they say get the shot, it'll make it milder, if you get it again. Even with the shot, you have 50% chance of still getting it.



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 Posted: Mon Jan 12th, 2015 02:26 PM
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 Posted: Mon Jan 12th, 2015 09:31 PM
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I got shingles a year or so ago; small patch on the inside of my knee. It was fairly uncomfortable and after it ran it's course was gone. I think I'm lucky to have had a mild break out.

The good news is it only cost me a $30.00 copay and I'm probably immunized...



 Posted: Tue Jan 13th, 2015 03:21 PM
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I've been procrastinating, for no good reason, getting the vaccination. Now I'll move it up the list. Thanks for the post (reminder).
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The cost is about $230 here from Walgreens, Costco etc.
I had shingles when I was 14 years old. Still remember it to this day,60 years later. Doc still advised me to get the vaccination. Guaranteed, if you get shingles you would have gladly paid $1000 for the vaccine to keep from getting them.

Mine went from the center of my back, around my midsection to the center of my stomach. They don't call it the Devils Fire for nothing.



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