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Old 07-31-2011, 08:25 AM   #1
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How long after your shingles have passed can you get the preventative shot for it ?

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Old 05-02-2012, 11:12 AM   #2
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Re: shingles

I am going to get a vaccine once the pain goes away. I'm going to ask my doctor first.

Old 05-15-2012, 10:53 AM   #3
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Re: shingles

I was diagnosed on March 28 and got the vaccine on April 26 (after lesions were gone). My Doctor checked and said I didn't have to wait until the pain subsided; it was more important to get the vaccine.

Old 05-26-2012, 01:32 PM   #4
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I didn't know that I could get the vaccine after having it. Will it help prevent getting it again?? Will insurance pay for the vaccine?
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Old 05-26-2012, 03:24 PM   #5
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Re: shingles

According to my Doctor the vaccine reduced the incidence of shingles returning by 61%, and reduced the incidence of postherpetic neuralgia by 66%. I liked those odds.

Originally my insurance did not cover the vaccine because I was younger than 60 years of age. When I challenged the denial, they ended up paying for it since there was a change in policy adding the coverage of individuals 50-59 to the coverage.

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