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Absolutely!  I have had shingles and it was the most painful thing I have ever experienced.  2 shots about a month apart.  Call your pharmacist for price or check your insurance coverage.

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Yes I did have them 10 years ago and would do it again!!!

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I had shingles a few years back and the three most painful things I have had in my life are having my first child, passing a kidney stone, and shingles. If you do get shingles you will really really be sorry you didn't take the shot. Hope you will change your mind.

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Yes, and recommended by my physician - have history of skin issues since teens and father had a terrible case of this years ago. BUT I'm in the donut hole and cannot afford another $200 or more bill.

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With Medicare, it was $45 per dose - 2 doses 6 month apart. 

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How much do the shots cost now$ in the past they were so expensive.

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Yes. My sister, my husband, and my 50 year old daughter all got Shingles last year. None were exposed to each other since they all live in different cities or states. 

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Yes I would. I have personally not had the shingles. I known close friends who have. It's brutal. Around the waist and on t he face and head. No blissters, it's under the skin. 

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ABSOLUTELY YES.   Immunizations are extremely important for adults as well as children and adolesents. As an RN I have encountered patients and friends with shingles.  NO THANKS.  

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Nice to know I'm not alone!

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