How to get the shingles vaccine?

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 before an appointment.
Multiple. You can either get it through your providers office, a health department, or a local convenient care establishment.

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How frequently do you have to get the shingles vaccine?

Shingles vaccine. Currently the recommendation for shingles vaccine is a single dose to those age 60 or older. However, as we have found with many other vaccines that immunity may wane with time, changes in this recommendation could occur as time goes by and we research what happens 10-20 years down the line......more to come! Read more...

If a retiree did not have chicken pox in childhood, is there any reason to get the shingles vaccine? Saw drug company ad about it.

SHINGLES VACCINE. If you never had chickenpox as a child, the consensus is that you can never develop shingles. I do not recommend the vaccine for you. Read more...
CDC Recommends. The center for disease control states "a person age 60 years or older who has no medical contraindications, is eligible for zoster vaccine regardless of their memory of having had chickenpox." i would recommend that you discuss your concerns with your doctor and the two of you can make a decision based on your own specific medical history. Read more...
UNLIKELY. you escaped Chicken Pox as a child....(Unless you were an only child and were home schooled!!) At any rate a simple blood test can tell. That said the vaccine is expensive and not %100 effective...Ask your Doctor for his/her opinio (NOT a Pharmacist who will try to sell you the vaccine) My Opinion Only! Dr Z. Read more...
Do they really know. Many studies show that in excess of 70% of those adults with no memory of chickenpox have antibodies showing they did at some point.Availing yourself with the benefit of any vaccine is a luxury not available in much of the world.The germs hide in sensory nerve nodes in front of the vertebrae & come out if waning immunity allows it. Shot helps most,not all.It's nasty if you get it.Your choice. Read more...

I'm getting shingles outbreaks, can I get the shingles vaccine?

Yes. But, it may not be covered by insurance. Many insurers cover it starting at age 60. I could help boost your immunity and is probably worth the expense (about $250). Not studied for younger or middle aged adults yet, since most shingles occurs in th elderly, so they are the group for which the vaccine was targeted. Read more...

Should my husband get the shingles vaccine if he already had a mild case a few years ago? Any risks?

As of 2011. There was a study to assess this but it was not yet clear how effective it was. It did no harm - si it's not a bad idea - but just how protective it would be was not clear. By now it might be. Ask your provider to check into it for you or just do it. Second recurrences are certainly not a pleasant prospect and they are possible. Discuss w/ Dr. Best! Read more...