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Has anyone gotten this vaccine?

My husband just went to the md for his yearly physical and he recommended it.

Hubby said no unitl he could check insurance to see if it was covered and it is.

Just wondering about side effects, vaccine damage etc.

So, do the benefits outweigh the risks? [confused]

'Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.' Matthew 11:28

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I say NO WAY to vaccines. Our systems are already struggling and who knows what kind of immunological response we will have. To me it is not worth the risk.
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No way I'm doing it even though I am very afraid of getting shingles!!

It's a LIVE vaccine. Be aware of that!

Check this out!

A flu vaccine with genetically modified proteins from an INSECT. Oh great, just what I wanted!

Opinions, not medical advice!

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I had a sinus infection for an extended period of time last year. I asked the ENT if I could get the shingles vaccine while I was sick with the sinus infection. He told me to hold off getting it until I was well.

So, I think that is good advice for anyone who is sick. I have been well for a few months now, and when it gets warm, I intend to get this vaccine.

I got rid of lyme disease 8 years ago. I want to be clear on that so that nobody misunderstands. I am saying that if I had lyme, I would NOT consider getting this vaccine. I think only totally healthy people should get it.

My lyme doc says that winter is a stress on the body, so I have decided to get this vaccine when it is warm, just to increase the odds that it will not make me sick in any way.

My husband got this vaccine a few years ago with no problem. He is healthy and has never had lyme disease.

My internist suggests waiting until you are at least age 65 to get this vaccine since he says it wears off after about 10 years. The older you get, the better the chance of getting shingles, so he is saying to cover yourself for when you are in your 70s and older.

He also said that perhaps they will approve a booster shot after 10 years. Right now, I don't believe there is such a thing. But, for him to mention it sounds to me like the medical research is pointing to such a need.

A friend nearly died with shingles and has been debilitated from it ever since--2 years since she first got it. So, that makes me want to get this vaccine as soon as I can.

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