I got Shingles shot #2 yesterday. It is recommended for all over 50. After #1 I had a sore arm for about 24 hours. This one, I feel like I got in a ring with Mike Tyson. I'm not a fighter, not with fists anyway. I lost big time. I ache all over, and have let my boss know I'm taking a sick day. I'm too old for this s--t.
Silverotter is right. Side effects from the vaccine are minor compared to the disease. Every time we have a new baby in the family, I worry about that time when they get chickenpox. Yes, we have lots of idiot parents in this family. people who do not vaccinate their kids. Then I have to stay away from the little darlings because the chickenpox virus hits me like a ton of bricks. Good for you to do your thing.
None of my doctors were even mentioning a shingles vaccine to me. Even when the new one came out and I was 64 years old. It was about 6 or 8 months after the new one came out that I got shingles. I got on the anti-viral medication within the time frame for it to be effective but it was still quite painful. It actually erupted around my right eye but there was nerve tingling from the back of my head to the eyebrow on the right side of my face. This happened at Halloween - made a great horror mask without having to wear a mask. I did get the 2 shots once I was able to but the tingling sensation at the back of my head still comes and goes - much much less but stress does have an effect on when I notice it.
The system posted this three times. I answered in one of your later posts but more than likely that will be deleted.
I only had a sore arm from the shingles shot both times. I'm lucky that I have never had but one vaccination cause me any great discomfort and it almost killed me. It was the emergency tetanus shot in the 1960s and it was changed because of the many bad reactions.
I hope you feel much better tomorrow or even better tonight.