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Old 09-09-2007, 08:04 AM   #1
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Shingles Vacination ??

i need help fast !

several months ago i got what was allegedly a Tetnus shot, i am covered by Medicare and Tricare For Life, a few weeks later i got a bill from the UMC stating that Medicare & TFL do NOT pay for Shingles immunization and was billed $242.00 for that shot, my Dr. and the nurse said i got the Tetnus shot, the hospital says i got the shingles shot.

I am now and for the past two months experiencing weakness in my entire body, my hands and arms are numb and tingling my legs want to fold under me and i experience dizzyness.., i was told this is a symptom of a SHINGLES shot.

what i need to know, is there any way to verify positively what shot i got ?

the nurse says she signed out a Tetnus shot, the UMC records show a Shingles shot was signed out.

right now i can not feel the keys on my keyboard, i have to look at the K B to make certain i am hitting the right keys.

PLEASE HELP !!

 
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Old 09-09-2007, 03:19 PM   #2
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Re: Shingles Vacination ??

is the Doctor in ??

 
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Old 09-10-2007, 08:12 AM   #3
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Re: Shingles Vacination ??

SORRY !!! my mistake, i believed there were real doctors here to answer Q.s

 
Old 09-10-2007, 08:31 AM   #4
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Re: Shingles Vacination ??

In the rules of the board, it clearly states that none of us may claim any medical training.

I will suggest, however, that you enlist the help of the patient rep/patient advocate at the hospital. They should be able to help you track this down. If it was indeed a shingles vaccination instead of tetanus, then the hospital shouldn't charge for it (and you'll still need a tetanus shot if you were due one). Also, calling your local Tricare Service Center may help; they may be able to help you work through this.

Hopefully this helps.

 
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