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Shingles Vaccine

Discussion in 'Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by 1990Gator, Jan 27, 2022.

  1. FLfan

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    I've had both series; Zostervax and then Shingrix.
    Little to no side effects from the first ones, but Shingrix took me down both times. The nurse at my doctor's office warned me as she was about to inject me. She said, "I'll bet Dr.... didn't warn you, did he?"
    FTR, I had significant symptoms from both Moderna vaccines and the booster. Just one of the luck ones I guess.
     
  2. 1990Gator

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    My insurance covered it at Walgreen's too - lucky as the price on the script paperwork says $ 198.99
     
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  3. gtr2x

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    Had both shots, no issues. Would have gotten the second shot even if I had an issue with the first shot. Ive seen folks with shingles, seems far worse.
     
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  4. GatorNorth

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    If it was before Shingrix was developed, you should consider re-vaccinating. The original shingles vax proved not nearly as effective as Shingrix.
     
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  5. wgbgator

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    I got the tiles vaccine instead, not worried about shingles
     
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  6. mutz87

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    No problem with either first or second other than an extremely sore arm, far worse than any other vaccine.

    As for 16.7%, that's about 1 in ever 6 people. Seeing some others with some other side effects on here, those numbers make sense.
     
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  7. Gatorrick22

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    What's the recommended age to get a shot for shingles?
     
  8. 1990Gator

    1990Gator VIP Member

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    CDC says over 50 but they are seeing an increase in people at 40 getting the shots. A lot of advertising on TV may be the reason more and more people are getting the jabs.
     
  9. Trickster

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    Oh hardy har har!
     
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  10. wgbgator

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  11. l_boy

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    I had both a year to two ago and I recall no reaction.

    i had put it off for years because I figured I didn’t need it. As far as I know I never had the chicken pox. When my kids were born I got the chicken pox vaccine. But after continuing prodding from my doctor and reading of unpleasant symptoms of shingles I figured better safe than sorry.
     
  12. GatorNorth

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  13. g8rtrucker

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    In the late 60's my parents were on a three month tour of Europe and the middle East. My Dad got shingles and had to come home forfeiting the last half of their trip because no one in Egypt or elsewhere could treat it. He was in agony for and additional 2-3 months.

    I caught chicken pox when I was 35 and it truly knocked me on my rear for two weeks. I got the first shingles ax as soon as it came out with little after effect I also got the shingrix ASAP and the first round gave me a sore arm and lethargy for a day. Round two was worse for my arm and I was miserable for about 2-3 days with aches/pains and tiredness. A small price to pay to avoid the misery that a case of shingles brings.

    If you have had chicken pox at any age--GET THE VACCINE as soon as you are eligible!
     
  14. citygator

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    You trust them?!? : )
     
  15. 1990Gator

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    Of course I do, contrary to your beliefs, I'm a numbers guy. I've had all three vid shots, i'll get the second shot in July. If they tell me that I need booster shot #1984 i'll gladly sign up for it. If a shot will lower my chances of catching anything, i'm all in.

    Does everything have to be political with you Charlotte man?
     
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    my shirt for when they release boosters
     
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  17. Emmitto

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    I had chicken pox as a kid. Got the first Shingrix, flu, and second COVID all on same day. Had some serious chills in the morning, lasted for a good hour or so. Arm on COVID side got very sore, and was visibly swollen for a solid 2-3 days. Had “stomach” issues, if you know what I mean, for prolly 1.5 days, mild for another. Felt pretty bad generally for those 2+ days. I’d prolly call it a mild flu-like state. I wasn’t wiped, but def not right. Got them right after work on Friday, went to work on Monday feeling off but good enough to get through. Prolly late Tuesday or even Wednesday before I felt 100%.

    But I also had a family member get shingles, and it was true misery for months for him. So I’ll take that weekend of blah to improve my chances. I do NOT want shingles.

    I would not have gone to work on Saturday for sure, and likely not Sunday. I did indeed need a solid two days to become functional.
     
  18. 1990Gator

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    Just spoke to one of my employees, he's 32 and he has two family members that have shingles - he went to get the jab and BCBS would not cover it because of his age. He ended up paying out of pocket and remembers that it was between $ 150.00 and $ 200.00 per jab when he got it a few years back.
     
  19. defensewinschampionships

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    I had Chicken Pox twice. I can't remember if that makes me more likely or less likely for Shingles.
     
  20. vaxcardinal

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    and to think with some people, even 90% isnt good enough for the covid shot