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Anyone here get a shingles vaccine and any complaints from it?
self | 07/31/18 | fwdude

Posted on 07/31/2018 6:49:43 AM PDT by fwdude

Just wanted to get some feedback from experienced shingle sufferers and those who have opted for the vaccine. For the record, I got the first of a series of two shots a couple of weeks ago. More lingering soreness than with just about any other vaccine.

Any reactions or did anyone suffer from shingles anyway?


TOPICS: Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: shingles; shinglesvaccine; vaccines; vanity
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1 posted on 07/31/2018 6:49:43 AM PDT by fwdude
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To: fwdude

Got it last fall. No problems.

Haven’t had shingles, either before or since.


2 posted on 07/31/2018 6:51:10 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine ("It's always a party when you're eating the seed corn.")
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To: fwdude

All went well for mine. I guess everyone is different.


3 posted on 07/31/2018 6:52:16 AM PDT by blackdog
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My arm hurt like HELL for a whole week!!!

I am NOT looking forward to shot #2.


4 posted on 07/31/2018 6:52:24 AM PDT by freedumb2003 ("Trump is such a liar. He said we'd be tired from all this winning" (/dfwgator 7/27/18))
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Same here.


5 posted on 07/31/2018 6:52:36 AM PDT by yarddog
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To: freedumb2003

Mine didn’t hurt for that long, but the pharmacist told me to massage it. What?!


6 posted on 07/31/2018 6:53:45 AM PDT by fwdude (History has no 'sides;' you're thinking of geometry.)
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To: fwdude

I heard there is a new type now? I got one about 2 years ago and aside from some site soreness, nothing else.


7 posted on 07/31/2018 6:53:48 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (My "White Privilege" is my work ethic.)
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My wife had shingles and it was horrific. Got my shots, was sore, but still shingle free. Worth it.


8 posted on 07/31/2018 6:55:23 AM PDT by BBQToadRibs
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-—got one 6-7 years ago and never even felt it-—


9 posted on 07/31/2018 6:57:18 AM PDT by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
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To: fwdude

Husband got the ‘old’ shot about 5 years ago. He suffered periodically from shingles. He did get shingles this year, probably not as bad as he might have without the shot. We need to talk to doc about getting the ‘new’ shot.

Interesting that people here are getting 2 shots. Pretty sure he got one shot.


10 posted on 07/31/2018 6:59:01 AM PDT by ozarkgirl
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To: fwdude

I got 1 shot, two yrs ago, and no after-effects.


11 posted on 07/31/2018 6:59:13 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.)
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To: fwdude

Thank you for this thread. I need to figure out what I am going to do about shingles vaccine. I have a brother who had a sort of mild case of shingles. Also saw another relative go through several miserable months, suffering with it.


12 posted on 07/31/2018 7:00:13 AM PDT by NEMDF
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I got shingles several years ago unfortunately
The vaccine itself is fairly safe

https://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/shingles/news/20180212/new-shingles-vaccine_what-you-need-to-know


13 posted on 07/31/2018 7:01:18 AM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: fwdude

Heard third hand of someone who got the shot and now has shingles.


14 posted on 07/31/2018 7:01:24 AM PDT by faucetman (Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: fwdude

I went in to get mine twice and both times no vaccine was available. I was told that there is a nation wide shortage due to a change in recommendation/coverage.


15 posted on 07/31/2018 7:02:08 AM PDT by LiberalismDestroys
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Saw my MD last week for my 600K-mile check-up (60 years).
He suggested I wait until there have been about a million doses out there so we have a better idea of long-term effects. Said 75K doses aren't a large enough sample - sounded like sane reasoning to me.
16 posted on 07/31/2018 7:02:21 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("I will now proceed to entangle the entire area".)
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I used to think the vaccine complaints were nonsense.

No longer.

I don't like the "science" used in the approvals.

I don't like the increase in the rates of autism.

So, I'm not a fan of the majority of vaccines available and required these days.

17 posted on 07/31/2018 7:03:36 AM PDT by G Larry (There is no great virtue in bargaining with the Devil)
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To: Psalm 73

My doctor recommended waiting too. I trust his judgement.


18 posted on 07/31/2018 7:03:54 AM PDT by MomwithHope
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To: fwdude

Got mine and it hurt really bad and I had a large bruise for about 3 weeks. I went in to get my second one and they said that the manufacturer was behind on making the medicine. So I am waiting. My son got the shingles at 17 and it was horrible my mother-in-law got her shingles at 82 and it really bad. You don’t want the shingles it is very very painful. Medicare pays for it.


19 posted on 07/31/2018 7:05:09 AM PDT by jonsie
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I received the first of the ‘new’ shot three months ago. Red area at the site of the injection lasted about a weak. A little soreness (more like a sunburn) but that was all.


20 posted on 07/31/2018 7:07:17 AM PDT by hanamizu
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