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 Shingles Vaccine
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Sat 20 Jan 18:03

I received a letter from NHS Fife last week inviting me to have the above. I`m not particularly minded to go. I was a good boy during Covid and had 4 doses of the vaccine because I didn`t want to be unconsciously passing the virus to any vulnerable people I might come in contact with if I caught the virus and was asymptomatic,

Of course, the narrative re the Covid vaccine changed more often than the virus itself; at first it was at least 95% efficient and stopped transmission, only it didn`t and gradually the numbers for protection and transmission got smaller and smaller.

Anyway, anyone on here had either shingles (not a lot of fun, I`ve heard) or the vaccine? Is it tried and trusted and worth getting or should I bin the invitation?



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 Re: Shingles Vaccine
Topic Originator: Alter Ego  
Date:   Sat 20 Jan 18:33

Had shingles once and Covid 3 times. I would gladly have Covid another 3 times over shinglesโ€ฆ.brutal!
Only got 1 Covid vaccine and had a bad reaction to it as my faces skin started breaking up and the doctor had never seen anything like it so I had 4 doctors round me trying to figure out what it was๐Ÿ˜…

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 Re: Shingles Vaccine
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Sat 20 Jan 19:04

I`ve had shingles - uncomfortable to say the least. I`m sure they offered the shingles vaccine with the annual flu vaccine recently and I had it with no ill effects.

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 Re: Shingles Vaccine
Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Sat 20 Jan 19:13

Still waiting for an appointment for shingles jab, was advised they would be done by June last year.
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 Re: Shingles Vaccine
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Sat 20 Jan 20:02

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wee eck, Sat 20 Jan 19:04

I`ve had shingles - uncomfortable to say the least. I`m sure they offered the shingles vaccine with the annual flu vaccine recently and I had it with no ill effects.


Can you clarify, please, eck? Did you have the vaccine before or after getting shingles? Can you get shingles more than once? I`m trying to work out if the vaccine helped you or not.



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 Re: Shingles Vaccine
Topic Originator: Alter Ego  
Date:   Sat 20 Jan 20:17

Ah Iโ€™m to young to be offered the vaccine yet so itโ€™s all you coffin dodgers first!

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 Re: Shingles Vaccine
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Sat 20 Jan 20:26

I had the shingles years ago, GGR. I don`t know if a vaccine was available then. It was after I retired that I was offered the vaccine.

I had chicken pox as a kid and I thought that gave protection against shingles but it doesn`t. Similarly, I don`t think having had shingles once gives you protection against getting it again. That`s why I took the vaccine.

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 Re: Shingles Vaccine
Topic Originator: Alter Ego  
Date:   Sat 20 Jan 20:40

Honestly why are we all getting vaccines nowadays?

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 Re: Shingles Vaccine
Topic Originator: DBA  
Date:   Sat 20 Jan 22:21

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Alter Ego, Sat 20 Jan 20:40

Honestly why are we all getting vaccines nowadays?


Why would we not?
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 Re: Shingles Vaccine
Topic Originator: Dave_1885  
Date:   Sun 21 Jan 01:32

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Alter Ego, Sat 20 Jan 20:40

Honestly why are we all getting vaccines nowadays?


We have always had vaccines tbf, the only thing that has changed is the rise of conspiracy theorists and spread of misinformation upon social media that means theres now more debate about taking vaccines.

No vaccine will come without errors - but it wont stop people driving cars or popping pain killers or antibiotics - same chance of something going wrong with them and vaccine - its all by chance.
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 Re: Shingles Vaccine
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Sun 21 Jan 07:26

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Alter Ego, Sat 20 Jan 20:17

Ah Iโ€™m to young to be offered the vaccine yet so itโ€™s all you coffin dodgers first!


Cheeky pup! ๐Ÿ˜  I`m older than you but hardly a coffin dodger.

I don`t think we can lump all vaccines together in a "one size fits all." The Covid vaccines were rushed through, without the usual meticulous testing period, because of the pandemic and we were all put under moral pressure to be vaccinated. My grandkids caught it twice, each time after going back to school following a lockdown. On the first occasion, neither parents or grandparents caught the virus. I put it down to all 4 of us having had 2 doses of the vaccine. We all caught it 6 months later, by which time we`d had a 3rd vaccine dose. Go figure. We were told that this was due to the virus mutating to a more transmissible form - Omicron. Perhaps so. Who knows? Maybe the vaccines weren`t all they were cracked up to be?

I`m not sure why the shingles vaccine is now being rolled out to we senior citizens and why an auld fogey like Lochgelly Albert has been ignored. Maybe he`s one of the people Boris Johnson meant when he said, "I`m not having another lockdown. What`s the point? All these old people are going to die anyway." ๐Ÿ˜ฑ As far as I`m aware, there isn`t a shingles epidemic at the moment, so I don`t feel under any pressure to rush off to be vaccinated.



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 Re: Shingles Vaccine
Topic Originator: P  
Date:   Sun 21 Jan 08:36

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Alter Ego, Sat 20 Jan 20:40

Honestly why are we all getting vaccines nowadays?


To avoid illness - why do you think?

Shingles vaccine programme started over a decade ago so not exactly new news

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 Re: Shingles Vaccine
Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Sun 21 Jan 10:26

Cheers GG!๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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 Re: Shingles Vaccine
Topic Originator: parsfan  
Date:   Sun 21 Jan 10:48

I had it my early 20s, worst thing I`ve ever had. Not sure what brought it on for me but I think it can be triggered when you`re a bit run down or suffering from something else.

So, the older you are the more succeptible you are too pretty much everything, being vaccinated against shingles helps to avoid piling one ailment on top of another when dealing with the first might be problematic enough.

On another note: I wonder why there`s a big measles outbreak on at the moment?๐Ÿค”

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 Re: Shingles Vaccine
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Sun 21 Jan 11:13

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LochgellyAlbert, Sun 21 Jan 10:26

Cheers GG!๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜Ž


You`re most welcome, LA. ๐Ÿ™‚

Auld folk like you, refusing to die, probably cost that loveable rogue his job. ๐Ÿ˜ช



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 Re: Shingles Vaccine
Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Sun 21 Jan 18:34

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GG Riva, Sun 21 Jan 11:13

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LochgellyAlbert, Sun 21 Jan 10:26

Cheers GG!๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜Ž


You`re most welcome, LA. ๐Ÿ™‚

Auld folk like you, refusing to die, probably cost that loveable rogue his job. ๐Ÿ˜ช


Dinnae worry Covid had a good shot, along with Grant and Hughes, I was tettering on the brink!!!๐Ÿคฎ๐Ÿคฌ๐Ÿฅถ

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 Re: Shingles Vaccine
Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Mon 22 Jan 18:40

GG, can I ask if you get the flu jag every year?

And although my eyes were open
They just might as well be closed
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 Re: Shingles Vaccine
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Mon 22 Jan 18:50

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The One Who Knocks, Mon 22 Jan 18:40

GG, can I ask if you get the flu jag every year?


I`ve had it for several years now as I`m allegedly cardiopathic, but this year I went to my GP surgery and they said they don`t do them anymore, so I haven`t bothered arranging one elsewhere. C

Perhaps foolish, but I`ve had my fill of vaccines since Covid.



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 Re: Shingles Vaccine
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Mon 22 Jan 20:42

When you think back to my day we had poliomyelitis .. measles .. mumps .. chicken pox (which can mutate to shingles) and whooping cough .. I had measles .. mumps and chicken pox one after the other .. I was off school for weeks

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 Re: Shingles Vaccine
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Mon 22 Jan 20:51

You forgot the Black Death, BPP




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 Re: Shingles Vaccine
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Tue 23 Jan 06:29

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Raymie the Legend, Mon 22 Jan 20:51

You forgot the Black Death, BPP


That Raymie`s a cheeky pup, BPP. He`s obviously got you mixed up with Methusalah. ๐Ÿ˜„



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 Re: Shingles Vaccine
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Tue 23 Jan 08:39

That made me laugh GG/Raymie

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 Re: Shingles Vaccine
Topic Originator: OzPar  
Date:   Wed 24 Jan 21:56

I got a flu jab from the doctor at the tail end of last year and immediately caught the flu...

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 Re: Shingles Vaccine
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Wed 24 Jan 22:50

I was reading today about the outbreak of measles in England and Wales. There were over 200 cases confirmed in the last quarter of last year but in Scotland there was only one case confirmed in the whole of 2023. The reason is the high uptake of vaccination in Scotland where it was over 95%. That more or less guarantees elimination apparently.
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 Re: Shingles Vaccine
Topic Originator: Stanza  
Date:   Sun 28 Jan 21:19

Quote:

parsfan, Sun 21 Jan 10:48

On another note: I wonder why there`s a big measles outbreak on at the moment?๐Ÿค”


The lower the vaccination rate, the higher the incidence of the disease. Things are getting particularly bad in Eastern Europe, where conspiracy theories are rife.

https://www.unicef.org/romania/press-releases/measles-cases-europe-and-central-asia-skyrocket-3000-cent-year-compared-last#:~:text=Romania%2C%20which%20announced%20last%20week,immunisation%20coverage%20across%20the%20region.

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 Re: Shingles Vaccine
Topic Originator: Stanza  
Date:   Sun 28 Jan 21:34

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GG Riva, Sat 20 Jan 18:03
Anyway, anyone on here had either shingles (not a lot of fun, I`ve heard) or the vaccine? Is it tried and trusted and worth getting or should I bin the invitation?


I saw the pain my dad went through with recurring bouts of shingles, and I wouldn`t wish it on anyone.

I haven`t had shingles myself, although having had chickenpox as a child I am susceptible to its being reactivated as shingles, so I had the vaccine a couple of months ago without any problem.

The shingles vaccine has been around for a long time and side effects are minimal - it doesn`t eliminate the risk of shingles but it significantly reduces it - although it seems the benefits are lower for those over 80.

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 Re: Shingles Vaccine
Topic Originator: Ghoulz  
Date:   Mon 29 Jan 22:01

Shingles can take your eyesight.

Your friendly neighbourhood Ghoulz.


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 Re: Shingles Vaccine
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Tue 30 Jan 01:57

Whatever happened to whooping cough?
It was very popular in the 70s.
You never hear of it these days ๐Ÿค”

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 Re: Shingles Vaccine
Topic Originator: Dave_1885  
Date:   Tue 30 Jan 09:45

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widtink, Tue 30 Jan 01:57

Whatever happened to whooping cough?
It was very popular in the 70s.
You never hear of it these days ๐Ÿค”


Did it not get eradicated from the UK? Been replaced now by more frequent bouts of Bronchitis and now the new 100 day cough
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 Re: Shingles Vaccine
Topic Originator: Jeffery  
Date:   Tue 30 Jan 09:54

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widtink, Tue 30 Jan 01:57

Whatever happened to whooping cough?
It was very popular in the 70s.
You never hear of it these days ๐Ÿค”


Pregnant women are offered pertussis (aka whooping cough) vaccination so they pass on protection to their newborn. The baby is then vaccinated themselves at 8 weeks as part of their usual vaccinations.

Has been that way for some years so protection from birth means the incidence should be much lower than it used to be.
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 Re: Shingles Vaccine
Topic Originator: P  
Date:   Tue 30 Jan 14:56

I nearly died from whooping cough as an infant in the 70โ€™s, full on boy in the bubble stuff then a period of sleeping in the kitchen with parents on night long duty boiling the kettle for steam so I could breath but luckily barely remember the worst of it.
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 Re: Shingles Vaccine
Topic Originator: The Toun Clock  
Date:   Tue 30 Jan 20:31

Iโ€™ll think the Shingles vaccine has been about for a while, tried and tested. I had Shingles in my late teens and it was hellish. A wee patch on the centre of my back. Iโ€™d recommend taking the vaccine. Funnily enough I seen something about the vaccine recently and looked up to see if I could get it because Iโ€™d had it before but you need to be over 65 to just get it.
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 Re: Shingles Vaccine
Topic Originator: MessiPar  
Date:   Wed 31 Jan 16:42

I had shingles 15 months ago and although it was uncomfortable, I had it under arm a small bit at elbow and on scapula, it wasn`t unbearable. You can get nerve damage and a few times at night I was lying with my arm in the air due to shooting pains. I think I was lucky as a guy I know had it in side of his head and said it made him look like John Merrick and when he went to doctor the doctor said he was lucky he came in when he did as his occurence could have been fatal.

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 Re: Shingles Vaccine
Topic Originator: donj  
Date:   Wed 31 Jan 18:56

Lunacy vaccine should be available for the person that thought this rule up.

Youโ€™re eligible for the free shingles vaccine if you were aged 70 or 65 on 1 September 2023. This excludes people who were aged 66 to 69 on this date.

https://www.nhsinform.scot/healthy-living/immunisation/vaccines/shingles-vaccine

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 Re: Shingles Vaccine
Topic Originator: Snevets  
Date:   Thu 8 Feb 12:11

My 15 year old son had shingles over the festive period. He has autism and cannot speak but he was in a lot of discomfort. He had a really sore looking rash on his upper right arm. Too young for a vaccine and too young to be seen by a pharamacist we found out too

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