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In addition to Zostavax being much less effective and effectiveness wanes just after just a few years, the other problem is that Zostavax uses live attenuated virus while Shingrix uses dead virus. It means someone who just has the Zostavax shot can infect someone who has not had chicken pox immunity within the first 2 weeks.
 
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My husband and I both got our 2 Shangrix shots last year. A mildly sore arm at injection area was the only complaint from my husband. I had no issues. BUT, when we got our flu shots this year we both felt quite out of sorts, slight elevated temp for 2 days and general malaise. I had never had such a reaction from the flu shot prior to this year. Maybe many of the suspected reactions to the Shingrix were actually to the flu shot given at the same time.
 

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Do you have any information on this priority list for people who have already had shingles? Was the insurance company the one who has the priority list, or was it from the clinic that provided the shot?
since Costco did not have any shots in stock I was waitlisted, but having had Shingles previously I was added to the priority list and not the regular list.

When the shot came in they called me.

I am on immune suppressant, so I was NEVER able to take the old shot as it had live virus.
 

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I believe there is an issue getting the shingles vaccine if you've never had chicken pox. There is a blood test available that can determine if you've had chicken pox.
 

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My husband and I both got our 2 Shangrix shots last year. A mildly sore arm at injection area was the only complaint from my husband. I had no issues. BUT, when we got our flu shots this year we both felt quite out of sorts, slight elevated temp for 2 days and general malaise. I had never had such a reaction from the flu shot prior to this year. Maybe many of the suspected reactions to the Shingrix were actually to the flu shot given at the same time.
Dh had the flu like symptoms reaction with both shots. That is the only shot he got at the time.
 

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I believe there is an issue getting the shingles vaccine if you've never had chicken pox. There is a blood test available that can determine if you've had chicken pox.
The titers check for 2 things, whether if one has antibodies from having chicken pox before and whether one has developed immunity from chicken pox vaccines. I am tested to be negative for both even though for the latter, I had the chicken pox Varicella vaccine course twice and separated by 10 years, and each time they failed to activate antibodies in my body. I have to stay away from anyone with active chicken pox, shingles or just freshly vaccinated with Zostavax. My doctors do not want me to have the chicken pox vaccine for the 3rd time as they are useless for me.
 
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My husband does not even know if he ever had chicken pox and has no records.
 

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My husband does not even know if he ever had chicken pox and has no records.
He would be an excellent candidate for the titer.

I know I had chicken pox. I was only about 3 but I have vivid memories of being in our den with very little light.

I also know I never had measles or mumps. I am planning to get the titer for those to see if I'm immune (I think I had the vaccines, but don't remember how long ago) or need the vaccines.
 

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I contracted shingles after having the Zostavax shot. But, my symtoms were not nearly as bad as they might have been without having it. Still haven’t found anybody local that has the second shot available.
 

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I contracted shingles after having the Zostavax shot. But, my symtoms were not nearly as bad as they might have been without having it. Still haven’t found anybody local that has the second shot available.
What "should" have happened when you got your first shot was that you were put on a list. That way you have priority when they receive the new batches.
 

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When I was finally able to get my 2nd Shingrix shot (was on the waiting list for #2 for 6 months), I took an Aleve before driving to the pharmacy. I had minor arm issues the following day and a short period of chills and feeling crummy but was totally better the following day. A nurse friend told me about taking the Aleve or Advil before getting a vaccine many years ago and it works for me. Even if I had been really ill after the vaccine, it would have been worth it to avoid shingles. I'll get my flu shot next week- its still early enough in the season and there was no rush to get 2 vaccines at once.
 

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. A nurse friend told me about taking the Aleve or Advil before getting a vaccine many years ago and it works for me...
I'm always amazed how differently people look at things. I for one have never taken Aleve, Advil, Excedrin in my life. On the other hand I took a baby aspirin daily for about 40 years straight. I'm not saying that you shouldn't use Advil, Aleve or Excedrin , it is just that I have never have...

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I'm always amazed how differently people look at things. I for one have never taken Aleve, Advil, Excedrin in my life. On the other hand I took a baby aspirin daily for about 40 years straight. I'm not saying that you shouldn't use Advil, Aleve or Excedrin , it is just that I have never have...

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My first and last dose of Aleve was for a bursitis flare up in my shoulder. I'd been miserable for a couple days and Cliff said to try one of his Aleve (he'd jumped out of bed in Palm Springs because he dreamed a dog-sized spider was after him and landed on the floor with his shoulder smashed against the nightstand of the timeshare). Shoulder pain gone almost instantly and stayed gone, but stomach was miserable for three days.
 

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I'm always amazed how differently people look at things. I for one have never taken Aleve, Advil, Excedrin in my life. On the other hand I took a baby aspirin daily for about 40 years straight. I'm not saying that you shouldn't use Advil, Aleve or Excedrin , it is just that I have never have...

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Advil is great for menstrual pains (not me any longer but my dds). I have also used Advil in large dosage (prescribed by a doctor) for back pain. I use it occasionally for headaches. I can't take aspirin as I am slow to clot.
 

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My first and last dose of Aleve was for a bursitis flare up in my shoulder. I'd been miserable for a couple days and Cliff said to try one of his Aleve (he'd jumped out of bed in Palm Springs because he dreamed a dog-sized spider was after him and landed on the floor with his shoulder smashed against the nightstand of the timeshare). Shoulder pain gone almost instantly and stayed gone, but stomach was miserable for three days.
I cannot take any of the NSAIDS. My stomach would hurt really bad for a couple of months, while I load myself with Pepcid the whole time to fix the stomach pain. It is Tylenol for me.
 

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I contracted shingles after having the Zostavax shot. But, my symtoms were not nearly as bad as they might have been without having it. Still haven’t found anybody local that has the second shot available.
When I called around it was the Walmart Pharmacy that had both shingles shots.

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I'm always amazed how differently people look at things. I for one have never taken Aleve, Advil, Excedrin in my life. On the other hand I took a baby aspirin daily for about 40 years straight. I'm not saying that you shouldn't use Advil, Aleve or Excedrin , it is just that I have never have...

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Funny- same with me. When I have mentioned I have a pain or something people ask don't I take Aleve or Tylenol or whatever- and I say- no. In fact- I never even think to take it. I recently threw out a couple of bottles I kept in my medicine cabinet and forgot about. The few times I have taken it I didn't feel it did anything for me.

I used to take baby aspirin but no longer. My husband's doctor just told him to stop taking baby aspirin daily as well. He had him on it for quite awhile.
 

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Funny- same with me. When I have mentioned I have a pain or something people ask don't I take Aleve or Tylenol or whatever- and I say- no. In fact- I never even think to take it. I recently threw out a couple of bottles I kept in my medicine cabinet and forgot about. The few times I have taken it I didn't feel it did anything for me.

I used to take baby aspirin but no longer. My husband's doctor just told him to stop taking baby aspirin daily as well. He had him on it for quite awhile.
I get some pretty bad headaches, although thankfully no longer migraines since menopause. One dose of two Tylenol tablets takes care of most of my headaches now, occasionally I have to take a second dose. If I have a "regular" backache, as opposed to my stenosis/bulging disc pain that generally is leg related, Tylenol works well for me.
 

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I just got my 1st Shingrix shot on Thursday. Felt fine most of Friday, but not am feeling achy and tired.. Glad i have the weekend to recover.
 

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Definitely going to get the Shingrix shot as my Dad got shingles around August 20 including in one of his eye's and his head. It has not subsided at all, he takes some medicine for the nerve pain but says without it feels like a hot iron is burning him constantly. Horrible for someone turning 90.
 

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Costco, finally received 15 doses of the Shringrix vaccine yesterday. My spouse received her second dose Saturday.

Shingles is nothing to play with. My friend had shingles this year and his body was covered with red blisters. Awful.
 
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My husband's doctor just told him to stop taking baby aspirin daily as well. He had him on it for quite awhile.
About 6 or 7 years ago I had two mini strokes (TIA events). For 40 or so years prior to that I had taken an aspirin (not a baby aspirin) a day. I believe (without any proof) that the build up of aspirin in my body kept my strokes from being full blown...

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I had the second shot last week. I slept most of the next day and through the night too. My arm was a little sore but not as bad as the last time. I was surprised to have a different reaction this time.
 

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I had the second shot last week. I slept most of the next day and through the night too. My arm was a little sore but not as bad as the last time. I was surprised to have a different reaction this time.
Exactly the same thing happened to me. My arm was very sore after my first shot. Nothing at all after my second...

George
 

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I had the second shot last week. I slept most of the next day and through the night too. My arm was a little sore but not as bad as the last time. I was surprised to have a different reaction this time.
Exactly the same thing happened to me. My arm was very sore after my first shot. Nothing at all after my second...

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Same here. My first shot caused me to have a low-grade fever and chills for about 36 hours. Immediately after the second shot I took Tylenol expecting a fever and chills. They never showed however I was sleepy all that day and my arm was still sore five days later. I'm glad it's over. The shots were better than what shingles can do.
 
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