Shingles Vaccine Information, Side Effects, and More - WebMD

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Shingles Vaccine Information, Side Effects, and More - WebMD

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According to the CDC, don't get a shingles vaccine if you have the following:

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Medicare Part D covers the cost of the shingles vaccine. Check with your private health insurance provider to see if it offers reimbursement for the cost of the vaccine. Some will pay for it after age 50, and others at age 60.

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If you have a minor illness like a cold, it's OK to get the shingles vaccine. But if you are moderay or severely ill, it's best to wait until you recover to get the shingles vaccine.

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Shingles most commonly occurs in people ages 50 years old or older, people who have medical conditions that keep the immune system from working properly, or people who receive immunosuppressive drugs.

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The vaccine has been approved for people ages 50 or older. As for recommendations, the CDC recommends a single dose of the vaccine for people ages 60 and older, even if they've already had a bout of shingles. Since the majority of older Americans had chickenpox as children, millions of people are vulnerable to shingles.

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Similar to a flu shot, the shingles vaccine is given in the back of the upper arm. Side effects of the shingles vaccine may include redness, soreness, swelling, or itching at the site of the injection. Less common side effects include headache.

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