Social Security - US

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stjohnh
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Re: Social Security - US

Postby stjohnh » Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:28 pm

ViewsAskew wrote:I am waiting for a vaccine - Shingrix - to be delivered to the doctor's office.


Ann,
Be sure you don't have plans for the day after your Shingrix shot. They have a VERY high rate of flu-like symptoms (headache, tiredness, muscle aches and fever). Shingrix is actually 2 injections months apart. There have been a large number of people who are refusing the second injection, even though it is necessary to get full protection from shingles.
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Re: Social Security - US

Postby debbluebird » Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:53 pm

My bleeding was light.

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Re: Social Security - US

Postby ViewsAskew » Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:26 am

stjohnh wrote:
ViewsAskew wrote:I am waiting for a vaccine - Shingrix - to be delivered to the doctor's office.


Ann,
Be sure you don't have plans for the day after your Shingrix shot. They have a VERY high rate of flu-like symptoms (headache, tiredness, muscle aches and fever). Shingrix is actually 2 injections months apart. There have been a large number of people who are refusing the second injection, even though it is necessary to get full protection from shingles.


Thanks. I knew about the two injections and that many didn't get the second. It works so much better, it seems worth it even if I feel like crap. Hope that is correct!
Ann - Take what you need, leave the rest

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stjohnh
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Re: Social Security - US

Postby stjohnh » Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:34 pm

Well, I am getting the second, even though I felt badly the day after. Shingles is very common and very nasty. I too think it is worth the day of feeling badly.
Blessings,
Holland

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Re: Social Security - US

Postby Yankiwi » Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:24 am

Shingrix isn't available in New Zealand. I've had a Zostavax shot but know Shingrix is better. My husband had shingles and I sure don't want to get it. The next worst thing to having shingles is living with someone who has it.

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Re: Social Security - US

Postby Polar Bear » Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:32 pm

Here in UK we get offered the Shingles (Zostavax) vaccine over the age of 70 with one shot in the upper arm via our NHS. Shingrix is not mentioned.
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Re: Social Security - US

Postby ViewsAskew » Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:41 am

stjohnh wrote:Well, I am getting the second, even though I felt badly the day after. Shingles is very common and very nasty. I too think it is worth the day of feeling badly.


I watched my great aunt suffer horribly! I will take feeling badly for a day or so, too!
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