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post #11 of 31 (permalink) Old 11-12-2019, 01:44 PM
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Two vaccines for shingles Zostavax (2006) and Shingrix (2017) which is given in 2 doses 6 months apart. It was in short supply it might be better now.





Shingrix is more than 90% effective.
I got the latest version from the local pharmacist, supposedly 97% effective. It was something a friend highly recommended after he had it.

The 2nd shot needs to be taken within 2 to 6 months after the first. I got #2 about 3 months after, no side effects other than a sore arm where to needle was used the second time.

The pharmacist told me his MIL had it and it destroyed some nerve endings in places, so even though the shingles are gone she still has the effects from it.
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I have dodged it , but BIL had it. HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS STUFF , 83 year old mother came down with it a few days later .
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I just finished the second of the Shindrix shots last week. Both times I had some of the side effects; mainly chills, fever, and joint aches. Better than the alternative.





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Had two different friends get shingles. Bad deal for them. I got my shots last summer. No side affects here.
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I have been told that I need to get the vaccine since I went through a case of the shingles at this time last year. Scalp and forehead; itching started a day or two before deer season opened and the forehead eruption was opening day! Dr said to take massive doses of Lysine and my case was gone in a week with no pain whatsoever. Very blessed to get away so easily!

Still living under the curse, but one of these days I will shed this body, be clothed with an immortal one, and everything will be good.
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I have been told that I need to get the vaccine since I went through a case of the shingles at this time last year. Scalp and forehead; itching started a day or two before deer season opened and the forehead eruption was opening day! Dr said to take massive doses of Lysine and my case was gone in a week with no pain whatsoever. Very blessed to get away so easily!
Thank goodness we are highly isolated out here from the general public. We would be some of the very
last ones to become a zombie.

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kind of a blessing to be in the boonies!

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kind of a blessing to be in the boonies!
And the desert around us is worse than a barbed wire fence.
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I got the single dose one, no side effects . I got chicken pox in my 30ís and I didnít want to chance shingles, so got the shot when I turned 60. The hype about vaccines is the reason why diseases like chicken pox and polio are making a comeback. Side effects happen but are rare and worth getting protected.
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I can't honestly say that I know anyone who has had the shingles. Is it airborne? I mean if it's highly contagious? It sure sounds bad. I am going to have to ask around as I have had thousands of co-workers over the years and have never heard of anyone missing a days work with the shingles. What I know is that it is somehow related to chickenpox and I don't know anyone under 60 around here who has ever had chicken pox. I never had chicken pox, measles, mumps or any of that stuff and I am over 60.
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