Yesterday I finally reached the top of the waiting list to get the improved shingles vaccine which is a 2 shot process. The second shot has to be between 2 and 6 months after the first.
I had the other type the week I turned 60 which was the minimum age limit then, but apparently you need both types to be protected. Now they are available if you are 50 or older.
The pharmacist did the usual warning of you may have swelling, redness or soreness at the site of the injection. Then she said or you may have flu like symptoms but do NOT call me if you feel like you are getting the flu as it is JUST THE SHOT so you can manage with Tylenol! I can only imagine how many phone calls she must have fielded as she is usually so mild mannered lol.
Anyway, soreness and mild flu like symptoms for one night. No flu like symptoms this morning. Still some injection site soreness but the shoulder pain from yoga yesterday is fighting for primary attention so all is good.
Have you had your shingles vaccinations? If you are 50 or older please consider it.