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    Just talked to ny pcp and we're planning on the vaccine in the next couple weeks, just have to clear my schedule to have time that I can be homebound for a week , if I need to, since I reacted to pneumonia vaccine due to increased temp caused by it. So, I'll just expect to be sick for a few days then.

    Virginia, thanks for the cautionary advice! I have had an old valtrex prescription in my medicine cabinet too, but it's probably lost all efficacy if your doc was worried about yours after only being a year old. Mine is a number of years old now, I think.

    Agate, my doctor's office had shingrix brochures, it says clearly in them that they have no data past 4 years. Or they're not reporting it anyway. Guess I'll just be in the same boat as a lot of other people then. My concern was ensuring I had coverage at times I'll be more at risk, I didn't want to get it early if I might not be able to be protected later on by it, or another one.
    Shingrix became available only recently. There probably just isn't any data beyond 4 years.

    I found this recent article in Consumer Reports:

    https://www.consumerreports.org/shin...-availability/

    Yes, I'll plan to be feeling badly for about a week after getting this vaccine. However, if it's any comfort, I had a very bad reaction to the pneumonia vaccine but the earlier shingles vaccine (Zostavax) gave me no problems at all.
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    It seems there's a nationwide shortage of this vaccine, and it's becoming a problem.

    https://www.oregonlive.com/health/20...mpid=931116601
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    Yes, I can't get mine until January, apparently.
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    We were able to get it at our local independent pharmacy. But then again, we have been long time patrons. They even deliver. And personable. What more could one ask for?

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    Shingles is bad stuff!!!

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    Welcome to the forum Anna!

    I agree with you that shingles is bad stuff. I am still suffering the after affects of a bout on my face from back in the fall. I keep thinking will the itching never go away?

    You sound as though you have also had first hand experience with this dreadful stuff. If so, I hope you recovered completely.
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    Got first shengrix vaccine yesterday. Hope they do not give out again before i get second one in two to 6 months. Everywhere around here seems to have it right now!
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    i wouldnt get it
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