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  • @ernursej  is the Shingles vaccine worth it in general? I'm thinking my mum should get it because her mother and brother have had shingles a couple times ...
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  • That sounds terrible @ernursej. How long are you stuck at home for?
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    @ernursej  is the Shingles vaccine worth it in general? I'm thinking my mum should get it because her mother and brother have had shingles a couple times ...


    The shingles vaccine is designed to prevent shingles in those that haven't yet experienced an episode of shingles. I know of several people (myself included) that have had it after several bouts with shingles but technically it is off label use. The vaccine might prevent shingles from occurring or if it does, will lessen the severity and duration of symptoms. I'm a big believer in vaccines so I thought it was worth it. It was expensive. My drug plan(in Canada) didn't cover it.

    That sounds terrible @ernursej. How long are you stuck at home for?

    48 hours until the meds have kicked in. If it wasn't on my temple and into my hair line, I would have been fine (could cover the area). I'm off until Monday. Good for house cleaning?? Bad for getting work done.
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  • ernursej said:
    @ernursej  is the Shingles vaccine worth it in general? I'm thinking my mum should get it because her mother and brother have had shingles a couple times ...


    The shingles vaccine is designed to prevent shingles in those that haven't yet experienced an episode of shingles. I know of several people (myself included) that have had it after several bouts with shingles but technically it is off label use. The vaccine might prevent shingles from occurring or if it does, will lessen the severity and duration of symptoms. I'm a big believer in vaccines so I thought it was worth it. It was expensive. My drug plan(in Canada) didn't cover it.

    That sounds terrible @ernursej. How long are you stuck at home for?

    48 hours until the meds have kicked in. If it wasn't on my temple and into my hair line, I would have been fine (could cover the area). I'm off until Monday. Good for house cleaning?? Bad for getting work done.

    Bummer. At least you get to catch up on TV or books? Silver lining?
  • @charlotte989875 - would be a good plan. I'm trying to think about it as time to do all the stuff on my list that never gets done. At the moment, cleaning out bathroom drawers. Yuck. Will watch some tv later today though! I'm trying to find This Is Us and watch from the beginning as I've heard it is really good.

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  • ernursej said:
    @ernursej  is the Shingles vaccine worth it in general? I'm thinking my mum should get it because her mother and brother have had shingles a couple times ...


    The shingles vaccine is designed to prevent shingles in those that haven't yet experienced an episode of shingles. I know of several people (myself included) that have had it after several bouts with shingles but technically it is off label use. The vaccine might prevent shingles from occurring or if it does, will lessen the severity and duration of symptoms. I'm a big believer in vaccines so I thought it was worth it. It was expensive. My drug plan(in Canada) didn't cover it.

    That sounds terrible @ernursej. How long are you stuck at home for?

    48 hours until the meds have kicked in. If it wasn't on my temple and into my hair line, I would have been fine (could cover the area). I'm off until Monday. Good for house cleaning?? Bad for getting work done.


    Sorry to hear that!  One of my coworkers had shingles a few years ago.  She even had a pretty mild case, but was definitely an unhappy camper.

    It sounds like the U.S. is similar.  It is covered under health insurance and Medicare, but only after someone is above a certain age.  And it's expensive to pay OOP.

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