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shingles vaccine

A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Roy
40 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: The vaccine has been on the market for several years, but at first, it was only approved for people 60+ years old. It was recently, like last week, ap ... Read More
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Dr. Eulogio Galvez
Specializes in General Practice
Yes: I am not sure, my practice does not involved giving vaccines. Please ask your primary care doctor.
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: The shingles vaccine is made by merck, the makers of the chicken pox vaccine. Both diseases are caused by the same virus. The shingles vaccine helps p ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
28 years experience Pediatrics
Multiple: You can either get it through your providers office, a health department, or a local convenient care establishment.
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Dr. Tara Passow
40 years experience Dermatology
Pharmacies/clinics: Some pharmacies, like walgreens, offer the vaccine. Also many medical clinics gan give the vaccine. It's best to make sure they have it in stock befor ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Appears to be: The approval process for any vaccine takes decades & this one is no exception. The FDA requires a mountain of testing documentation before approvi ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
46 years experience Dermatology
Over 50: It is recommended for adults over 50 to prevent developing shingles.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
39 years experience Pain Management
Shingles vaccine: Your pmd should be able to get this for you.
A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
43 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: It depends on your age, your medical condtition and your indication for this immunization. It is generally recommended for those 60 and over but is n ... Read More
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A 75-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Fuehrer
10 years experience Emergency Medicine
Not serious: There are sometimes small, localized side effects at the injection site such as redness, tenderness, swelling and potentially a headache. Overall, it ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Thomas
40 years experience Pediatrics
$220 at Walgreens: Around $220 at walgreens, $250 at a doctor's office i visited today. If you are lower income, you might qualify for it under the merck vaccine patient ... Read More
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A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
31 years experience Family Medicine
Approved at 50 y/o: Zostavax, the shingles vaccine, is approved for those over 50 years of age.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mika Hiramatsu
32 years experience Pediatrics
$200: Around $200 at a doctor's office or local pharmacy.

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