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And act now or somebody else on the doctors -- -- emailed this when -- popular concern among a lot of people.
Gail Campbell writes us that quote I plan on getting -- shingles vaccination next month.
Is it okay to get the flu shot at the same time -- advisable to wait a couple of days -- that this money what about that he had mixed vaccinations were -- the flu shot this one.
Get a straight -- -- yes she can go and again both that's -- -- the same time.
As she goes vaccines -- -- is FDA approved it's been approved for people over age of sixty.
Whether you've had chickenpox or not you should go ahead -- -- -- if you're over sixty -- reason is because.
If you have had chickenpox virus stays in your system stays dormant it doesn't do anything on until some incident which nobody knows -- stress -- whatever it is.
It comes again on this surfers as shingles or -- -- -- usually appears on some server muscle.
Causes rash causes blisters is extremely painful -- -- the vaccination it actually reduces the number of days that you're going to have paid.
I mean -- much faster recovery but more importantly.
-- nerve damage is consequences after this kind of virus is much -- we -- with this kind of accident shouldn't say it doesn't have major side effects.
And you can get to it flu vaccination has -- -- about -- after sixty get the shingles shot you know.
We -- a lot of things on the show that I think help people this is one of the most important I don't wanna be dramatic here but yes agree with David they can be taken the same day.
Or chicken pox vaccine which is a live virus 13 of all people who have had that -- go on to develop shingles or -- -- a relative.
Poster -- morality is very debilitating it's paying.
It can go on for years it's very very hard to treat the shingles vaccine works in over 50% of patients and you know what.
The compliance -- is under 10%.
It's been out since 2006 and the reason nobody's taking -- Jamie is -- it's expensive.
It's about a 150 dollars to 250 dollars insurance is don't always cover it.
Patients are afraid to have to pay out of pocket but a emailers asking us whether to take -- the same day I say when you're in there -- it.
The only group that I would caution about the shingles vaccine is that it is another live virus vaccine so if you have a chronic illness or you have HIV or your immune compromised.
You should ask your physician about this you may not be able to take it before the general population it's super.
I didn't have shingles are ready it's not gonna work it -- you know we've made it may prevent a recurrence you should still get it and that's what the recommendation is vote even in the name of this is called -- Austin.
This vaccine will not cover a particular against herpes which is a question completely different -- so good I'm glad you clarified that.
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