- Jan 25, 2011
- Aroostook County, ME
I had an uncomfortable reaction to Shingrix as well. Pain and swelling at the injection site and a mild fever for a few days.
But I would not pass on getting the vaccination based on that. Far better than a full blown case of shingles.
No doubt. I came down with shingles July 2nd. Still dealing with the residual interior pain almost 2 months later. Been on the VA waiting list for the vaccine for almost 2 years. Now that I've had it, they are in a hurry to get me vaccinated before I come down with it for a second time. My Step-brother just got vaccinated after he found out the agony I went thru (and I advise you all to get vaccinated if you had chicken-pox as a child, or as an adult too I guess) and he said it felt like someone whacked him in the arm with a 20lb sledgehammer for a few days.