What is the cost of getting a shingles vaccine?

$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 assistance program. For an uninsured single person with an income less than $44, 680, the vaccine can be provided through the program provided you find a doctor's office which is willing to participate. Call 800-293-3881 for details.

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How to get the shingles vaccine?

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

Shoud I get a shingles vaccine this yr?

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 now being given to those 50 and over. Those with immunosuppression, lymphoid diseases and certain cancers, transplants etc are usually excluded. Talk to your pcp or pharmacist about this. It's a great immunization. Shingles is a bad deal! Read more...
Yes. The shingles vaccine is indicated for anyone over the age of 50 or if you are at higher risk for development of shingles, such as having some form of immune compromise. The shingles vaccine will not only decrease you chances of getting shingles but, more importantly in my mind, significantly decreases your chances of getting post-herpetic neuralgia, a miserable post-shingles pain condition. Read more...

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...

Could you get shingles after getting the shingles vaccine?

The protection... Efficacy is 50-60 percent so shingles can still occur but even if it occurs, the risk of post herpetic neuralgia - pain in the area after the rash is gone - is diminished in vaccinees. The virus causing the shingles after vaccination is not the vaccine virus but rather the chickenpox virus that is latent inside of you. 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...