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Respected Contributor
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Registered: ‎03-11-2010

Shingles shot...anyone get it?

Wondered if there's a reaction?  Any side effects?  

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Re: Shingles shot...anyone get it?

Yes, and so did my husband and no problems.  But, like with any medication some will have a reaction.  If you are unsure of your CP status, I advise you get a titre before getting an injection you may not need.

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Registered: ‎03-15-2010

Re: Shingles shot...anyone get it?

I got it.  No problems.

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Registered: ‎03-10-2010

Re: Shingles shot...anyone get it?

Absolutely.  I know that it's only 50% effective, but I figured that every little bit helps.  As far as reactions, I had some redness and swelling at the injection site, but nothing too bad. It was done at Walgreens and insurance completely covered the cost.

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Registered: ‎03-09-2010

Re: Shingles shot...anyone get it?

 

I also had no reaction at all.  And I got a tetanus shot at the same time.  

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Registered: ‎09-01-2010

Re: Shingles shot...anyone get it?

I took the shot more than 3 years ago, and did react to the vaccine with injection site redness and mild swelling that lasted nearly 10 days.  However, this is a very common reaction for me, so I was not at all surprised.  I had the exact same reaction in May when I updated my tetanus, and also react this same way to my yearly flu shot.  Steroids and antibiotics are the only shots I can take without a reaction.   

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Registered: ‎03-09-2010

Re: Shingles shot...anyone get it?

I got my shingles shot several years ago.  No problems at all.

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Registered: ‎03-10-2010

Re: Shingles shot...anyone get it?

After my husband had shingles twice, I decided to get shot. No reaction and no shingles

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Posts: 2,486
Registered: ‎03-10-2010

Re: Shingles shot...anyone get it?

I had no real problem with the shingles shot.  A bit of soreness at the injection site for a week or so.

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Registered: ‎03-09-2010

Re: Shingles shot...anyone get it?

i had the shot and no reactions to it.  i was thrilled that my insurance covered it because some don't.