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Shingles Vaccine?

Stickler

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I have contemplated getting it. Despite what people say, I've gotten the Chicken Pox twice! I might get it though. If I can avoid getting shingles, I'll do it.

10 years ago, my ex wife hounded me into getting the flu vaccine and I got the Swine Flu (H1N1).. had a 104 fever for like 10 days and then Pneumonia for 45 days, almost hospitalized.
 
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Loves me some Comedy, in various forms, consider it the anesthesia for Life.

YEARS ago, when he was just doing stand up on late night tv, before he became a "serious FILM director," Woody Allen was coming off a painful divorce. Brought an alleged photo of him +wife on the Carson show, quipped "this was our first house, SHE's the one with the shingles."

but I digress ......
 
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About 5-6 yrs ago my doc gave me a script for the shingles vaccine and of coarse I dragged my ass and ended up getting it. If you get a drug (?) with in 24 hrs of getting it (?), its supposed to shut it down. The dr's staff stuck there heads up there ass and sent the script to a pharmacy on the other side of the planet. By the time it would have taken to get that script canceled and re-sent to the correct pharmacy yada yada yada! Fortunately I have a really strong immune system so it wasn't that bad. The worst of it was the after effects of itching in a spot not assessable by muscle bound meat heads. It was in this one spot about 6" below my neck and would wake me up out of a dead sleep. I started to make sure a back scratcher was always within reach. My doc said shingles attacks your nerves and the itch was the effect of a damaged nerve ending that would prob. take up to a year to heal, OH JOY!!! Needless to say, after the year was up I got the shingles shot, all 2 of them. I had zero side effects from the vaccine. However, 2 times since, I have had small outbreaks of shingles. No more than 2-3 bumps that take about a month to heal. Luckily, none have damaged anymore nerve endings.
 
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rawdeal

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Shit. Might vary from State to State, but no doctor's script is required for a Shingles shot where I am, nor for Pneumonia, Tetanus, the common annual "Flu," or the 4 Covids. Some of them depend on your age group and/or the recommended spacing between individual shots ... but no script. The Walgreens and CVS's where I am aggressively promote these vax, and one of their Pharmacists will do it asap or by appointment ... no doc or script needed.

Worth checking into someone's State regs if interested.
 
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