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I want to have the new shot.


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The FDA recently approved a [new] shingles vaccine. Would you consider being vaccinated for shingles?yrs


 

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I was unable to get shingle vaccination, was not recommended for anyone who has had chemo. I received chemo treatment for non-hogdkins lymphoma which is in remission. Does the new vaccine adhere to the same warning? Would appreciate an answer.

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Yes I would!

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YES!!! I am so happy they lowered the age to 50, thank God! I am 53 and have several other chronic conditions so getting shingles on top of those would probably put me in my grave

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 I would consider having another shingles shot. I have seen the outcome of what shingles can do. I believe I had a shot about 3 years ago.
 
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My son is only 42 and has been diaginoused with shingles.  He gets it at least once a year for the last 3 years with no relief.  They say once you have had it, that the vaccine is no good....besides the fact that he is so young.  Is there anything in the works or system that can help him?  He has two young children and, of course, is still working.  He gets so miserable!  The only things my He has found that gives him so relief is to ice it.  And he has to be home to do that and it doesn’t last long.  As a mom, I would do anything to try and help him.

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If a person has already had a case of shingles,  should they take the vaccine? 

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 Talk to your doc about this one -'since it is (2) doses, I have no idea of the price -

hopefully it will be listed on formularies for 2018.  

 

I will ill check my coverage when I get a minute ( maybe after Thanksgiving).  Seems they are preferencing Shingrix over Zostavax and are recommending people get the new one even if they have gotten the other one - maybe after 5-years or so when Zostavax seems to lose some of its power.


I recently inquired at two different part D prescription plan companies about the Shingrix vaccine and both said they were intending to take a longer look at the Shingrix vaccine study and I guess probably the associated price too before they decide whether or not they will add it to their formularies in 2018. It’s just too new of a vaccine because when I typed Shingrix into the formulary search neither company documented it, but the phone reps knew about it.

 

They had no problem with the Zostavax vaccine its available any time with a $46 copay.

 

The CDC or FDA has suggested as long as it’s been 8 weeks between the Zostavax and Shingrix vaccine it shouldn’t be a problem but to check with your own doctor about your immune system. It’s been reported that after 5 years the Zostavax vaccine is only 35 percent effective.

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