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Got my second Shingles vaccine shot today
Posted by: rgG
Date: December 21, 2018 02:09PM
Glad I was able to score my required second shot before I have to change health care providers in January.
The shots are in short supply and I didn’t want to be scurrying around trying to figure out who had it and if they were a preferred provider and all.
My arm will probs be sore for a day or two or three.





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Re: Got my second Shingles vaccine shot today
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: December 21, 2018 02:10PM
.....so Shingle, and ready to mingle....



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Re: Got my second Shingles vaccine shot today
Posted by: DavidS
Date: December 21, 2018 02:12PM
Who are you changing from/to?
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Re: Got my second Shingles vaccine shot today
Posted by: rgG
Date: December 21, 2018 02:24PM
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DavidS
Who are you changing from/to?

KP this year to Anthem (BCBS of GA) for next year
KP went waaaaaaay up for next year, and Anthem was actually less than Ambetter or KP. I was very surprised.
The world is a crazy place if you have to buy your own health insurance. sad smiley





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Re: Got my second Shingles vaccine shot today
Posted by: billb
Date: December 21, 2018 02:47PM
Practice shopping around Part B and maybe D



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Re: Got my second Shingles vaccine shot today
Posted by: steve...
Date: December 21, 2018 03:00PM
Two shots are required? I had one but wasn't told about a second (?).




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Re: Got my second Shingles vaccine shot today
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: December 21, 2018 03:00PM
If you've got Part D that doesn't cover it, find another plan!
[www.medicare.gov]

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Two shots are required? I had one but wasn't told about a second (?).
Yes, there's a newer vaccine that you should get.



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Re: Got my second Shingles vaccine shot today
Posted by: billb
Date: December 21, 2018 03:05PM
There's a newer vaccine and some recommend getting another one every ten years or so just to be safe.
It's not an exact science.
The earlier vaccine you could still get shingles. The odds are slim but not none.

I know.



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Re: Got my second Shingles vaccine shot today
Posted by: lost in space
Date: December 21, 2018 03:06PM
Been waiting for it to become available for my second shot since June. I'm still a little leery, having gotten shingles days after the first one, but since I did get that first one, I think it's wise for me to go ahead with the second.



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Re: Got my second Shingles vaccine shot today
Posted by: DavidS
Date: December 21, 2018 03:07PM
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rgG
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DavidS
Who are you changing from/to?

KP this year to Anthem (BCBS of GA) for next year
KP went waaaaaaay up for next year, and Anthem was actually less than Ambetter or KP. I was very surprised.
The world is a crazy place if you have to buy your own health insurance. sad smiley

Yep, after getting 80K new members last year when BC/BS dropped out of the ACA, we are expecting to have flat membership growth next year. Of course, "flat" is actually about 40K leaving and a 40K gain of new members. It's crazy. I have a handful of former BC/BS patients who I really hope go back to their old doctors.
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Re: Got my second Shingles vaccine shot today
Posted by: rgG
Date: December 21, 2018 03:18PM
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DavidS
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rgG
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DavidS
Who are you changing from/to?

KP this year to Anthem (BCBS of GA) for next year
KP went waaaaaaay up for next year, and Anthem was actually less than Ambetter or KP. I was very surprised.
The world is a crazy place if you have to buy your own health insurance. sad smiley

Yep, after getting 80K new members last year when BC/BS dropped out of the ACA, we are expecting to have flat membership growth next year. Of course, "flat" is actually about 40K leaving and a 40K gain of new members. It's crazy. I have a handful of former BC/BS patients who I really hope go back to their old doctors.

Yeah, it is crazy for doctors and patients to have all this churn. sad smiley





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Re: Got my second Shingles vaccine shot today
Posted by: vicrock
Date: December 21, 2018 03:40PM
Still on the waiting list for my first - they are way short of vaccine out here.
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Re: Got my second Shingles vaccine shot today
Posted by: fmgtech
Date: December 21, 2018 04:34PM
I asked my Doctor thinking two shots were required. She said one shot and that is for life. I'm confused.

I have Medicare, Plan F Supplement, and Part D Prescription coverage and they still want $150.00 through Wal-Mart. My Doctor said with a prescription from her I could get it for $20 through OK County Health Dept.
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Re: Got my second Shingles vaccine shot today
Posted by: vicrock
Date: December 21, 2018 04:43PM
There are two different shingles vaccines - the two shot, newer vaccine is Shingrex. The old version - 1 shot was Zostavax.

It is my understanding the Zostavax was good for 10 years - I got it and came down with a mild case of shingles at 9 years. The pharmacist said the main function of Zostavax was not to prevent shingles but to make it a weaker presentation if you did get it - not sure if that is accurate
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Re: Got my second Shingles vaccine shot today
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: December 21, 2018 04:45PM
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billb
There's a newer vaccine and some recommend getting another one every ten years or so just to be safe.
It's not an exact science.
The earlier vaccine you could still get shingles. The odds are slim but not none.

I know.

My Dr. mentioned yesterday that the old single dose shingles vaccine was around 40-50% effective, quite a bit worse than slim, I'm sorry you got them.

I had shingles earlier this year but somehow it was only itchy, no pain. Strange but I'll take it. I'll get the newer 2-dose vaccine in a couple of years when my insurance starts covering it.
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Re: Got my second Shingles vaccine shot today
Posted by: PeterW
Date: December 21, 2018 04:47PM
There are two shingles vaccines. The original is one injection and the new one requires two. The new one is supposedly more effective than the original.
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Re: Got my second Shingles vaccine shot today
Posted by: billb
Date: December 21, 2018 06:00PM
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Lew Zealand
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billb
There's a newer vaccine and some recommend getting another one every ten years or so just to be safe.
It's not an exact science.
The earlier vaccine you could still get shingles. The odds are slim but not none.

I know.

My Dr. mentioned yesterday that the old single dose shingles vaccine was around 40-50% effective, quite a bit worse than slim, I'm sorry you got them.

I had shingles earlier this year but somehow it was only itchy, no pain. Strange but I'll take it. I'll get the newer 2-dose vaccine in a couple of years when my insurance starts covering it.


At the time, they weren't promoting 40-50% numbers but I wouldn't be surprised at all if those numbers are historical results numbers. I hope the new version works better for a larger class of people. Shingles certainly sucks when it presents on your face and the top of your head.



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Re: Got my second Shingles vaccine shot today
Posted by: testcase
Date: December 21, 2018 07:01PM
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steve...
Two shots are required? I had one but wasn't told about a second (?).

Same here.
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Re: Got my second Shingles vaccine shot today
Posted by: space-time
Date: December 21, 2018 07:22PM
when is this recommended? at what age? my Mom got shingles at around 65 ish and she had a really bad case, for several week she was not able to move or sleep except in one particular position. it was very painful.

I had shingles when I was slightly under 30. I also had the chickenpox as a child, the virus probably remained dormant and reactivated when my immune system was weak. It could come back. I want to be prepared.
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Re: Got my second Shingles vaccine shot today
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: December 21, 2018 07:38PM
.....don't forget to get cootie shot booster.....



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Re: Got my second Shingles vaccine shot today
Posted by: rgG
Date: December 21, 2018 08:38PM
Shot is recommended for all over 60
A friend of my daughter had shingles in high school, when she was under a lot of stress





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Re: Got my second Shingles vaccine shot today
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: December 21, 2018 09:10PM
straight from the CDC;
What Everyone Should Know about Shingles Vaccine (Shingrix)



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Re: Got my second Shingles vaccine shot today
Posted by: Speedy
Date: December 22, 2018 09:29PM
The second dose was the first time in my life I've ever had a negative reaction to a vaccine other than a painful injection site.



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