I went for my wellness visit today, which was actually bittersweet. My doctor of 35 plus years is retiring. He asked me about the shingles vaccine. Because we have a long history of patient/ doctor relationship and working relationship, he knows I’m gonna research this before making a decision.
I know shingles can be cruel and painful. I know this newer shingles vaccine does not contain live virus, but my doctor did say that if I decided to take it, I should do it when I can have days off. It can cause fevers, aches and pains. He told me to not take it before Thanksgiving so I could fully enjoy the holiday with family. (Now you know why I love him so much.)
In my search, I immediately saw this from Dr. Teitelbaum. I don’t see a date on this, so I don’t know if it applies to the old vaccine or any shingles vaccine. I tend to listen to him since he’s been the CFS guru.
Has anyone had it? If so, any side effects or problems?