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.
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.