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SECOND Dose Shingles Vaccine

Thursday, December 31, 2020

I got the second dose of the shingles vaccine on Monday. That one is a doozy!

First, it goes in the upper muscle on the side that I sleep on. So, for two nights I didn't sleep well. Every time that I would be good and asleep, I would roll over on that arm.

I got every darned side effect symptom. My arm hurt, it swelled, I had mild flu symptoms and all I wanted to do was sleep.

For two days all I did was watch Netflix and sleep.

I feel better today. The injection site feels like a giant bug bite that is itchy and painful - but that is all.

In the long run, it's a good trade off. I got some rest and then I won't get shingles.

Sometimes we have to take the bad with the good.
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    63 days ago
    Husband and I got 1st shot of Shingrix in Nov and 2nd at the end of February 2020. The second dose left us both with similar reactions. Soreness at injection site, bad headache, fever, chills, body aches. It wasn't pleasant, but we were both OK again after about 48 hours.

    I agree with you that, if we don't get the shingles it was worth it. We know a lot of people who have had shingles, some of them a lot younger than we are. Not a pleasant disease to have and it lasts a lot longer than 48 hours.

    64 days ago
    Hope you feel better emoticon
    64 days ago
    I have a friend who also had a strong reaction. Glad you're feeling better!
    64 days ago
  • HOLLYM48
    Glad you were able to get that shot, but so sorry to hear there were side effects. All in all, much better than getting shingles!
    Happy New Year's eve. All the best in 2021~
    64 days ago
    Glad you're feeling better.

    Wishing you all good things in 2021.

    64 days ago
    Glad you have that over. Hope the arm is all-better now! Happy New Year!
    64 days ago
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