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Finally got my shingles shot!
      #1751078 - 11/04/17 12:45 PM (107.77.253.5)

Finally got my shingles shot today, which I had been worrying about for a while. My regular doctor does not give the shot and my health insurance said when I called them, that the shot had to be given by my primary care physician, in order for it to be covered. Catch - 22!! I went in to CVS and they said that it wasn't covered and the cost to me would be $250 out of pocket, so I dithered some more. Was in Walgreens today and thought I would just check to see if it was cheaper there. Somehow it ended up being covered, so I got it free. It seems almost everyone I know has had it, so I am happy to finally get the shot and excited to get it free!!

On a side note, they asked me if I wanted to get a flu shot at the same time, which was also free. I said no, didn't think that sounded too wise. Will go back in a couple of weeks and get that too..


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Re: Finally got my shingles shot! [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1751079 - 11/04/17 12:48 PM (99.240.194.39)

Good for you. It is a shot everyone who ever had chicken pox should get.

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Re: Finally got my shingles shot! [Re: islandgem]
      #1751080 - 11/04/17 01:12 PM (107.77.253.5)

Yes, I had been worried about it for a while. Not sure if something changed as far as the insurance is concerned, but glad it was covered.

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Re: Finally got my shingles shot! [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1751094 - 11/04/17 02:47 PM (73.112.165.173)

Great move, Carol. Had shingles in April for 5 weeks and it was the most painful thing I ever went through. Everyone out there...............if you haven't had the shot, get it when you are able!

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Re: Finally got my shingles shot! [Re: LBI2SXM]
      #1751097 - 11/04/17 03:06 PM (100.0.197.91)

The Shingles vaccine wasn't available through my physician. The hospital where he has privileges has a Travel Clinic, which does administer it, at no cost to me. You have to wait a little bit, as it is stored frozen and must be prepared. For those who might be having trouble finding it, check to see of a local hospital has a similar clinic.

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Re: Finally got my shingles shot! [Re: Bahston]
      #1751105 - 11/04/17 04:20 PM (107.77.253.5)

They had to mix it there at Walgreens also. Eric had shingles several years ago, and it was INCREDIBLY painful when he had it.

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Re: Finally got my shingles shot! [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1751109 - 11/04/17 04:31 PM (71.134.226.186)

I went to our healthcare provider for a flu shot last week and when they were checking me in stated I was due for a shingles vaccination. I inquired if they can/should be given the same day and the answer was affirmative. Mine was free as well.

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Re: Finally got my shingles shot! [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1751111 - 11/04/17 04:48 PM (100.0.197.91)

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Carol_Hill said:
Eric had shingles several years ago, and it was INCREDIBLY painful when he had it.




So did my wife, in her 40's, which is what pushed me to get the vaccine within weeks after my eligible birthday. I seriously considered paying out of pocket to get it early.


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Re: Finally got my shingles shot! [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1751113 - 11/04/17 05:31 PM (97.86.200.99)

The shingles shot doesn't guarantee you won'y get it BUT if you do it will be less severe and for a shorter duration. Which a friend of mine had it and for $200 out of pocket for less suffering I feel it was a bargain for me.

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Re: Finally got my shingles shot! [Re: thesimpsons]
      #1751116 - 11/04/17 05:57 PM (107.77.253.5)

OK, I wasn't sure, so I erred on the side of caution.

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