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 Post subject: Re: new shingles vaccine
Post Posted: Feb 8, 2019 5:43 pm 
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Oops, I misread your post, AL, my apologies. From everything I hear, shingles is something that is definitely to be avoided at all costs.

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Oops, I misread your post, AL, my apologies. From everything I hear, shingles is something that is definitely to be avoided at all costs.


I thought she meant Steve got sick from the vaccine, too...

Shingles is not to be messed with EVER

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I didn't realize the old one was only 60% effective. 90% is really impressive!

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he recommended getting it at a pharmacy; I assumed maybe pharmacies are higher priority for the supply than doctor's offices?

From what Aetna my Part D provider said, Medicare Part A or Part B will not pay for the two shots of Shingrix if you get them in a Doctor's office but they are paid as a high tier drug in Medicare Part D plans if you get the shots at a pharmacy.

I don't know about other insurance like BlueCross/BlueShield or Kaiser coverage and if this is true for them.


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Post Posted: Feb 9, 2019 9:16 am 
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I checked at King Soopers today while I was grocery shopping. No vaccine. No idea when they will.

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Post Posted: Feb 11, 2019 7:06 am 
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I checked with the Pharmacy in King Soopers ad the nice girl working the Drop-Off counter told me to hold onto the prescription and MAYBE call in March.

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sounds like it is time to just cool our jets and wait.

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That was my reaction as well, Wily. I figure the previous shot afforded me the luxury of waiting for a better supply channel to be established.

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Given the measles concern, I am also being titered for immunity to that. I certainly don't remember whether I had that inoculation when I was 10!

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My money is on that you did. It was pretty much automatic in those days. We got them at school.

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I've had shingles three times. Can't begin to describe the agony. PRAYING for the new vaccine to become available. I'm on several waiting lists.

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