I am getting shots as preventative medicine. Who here has gotten the flu, pneumonia or shingles shot?
I just got a pneumonia shot. I used to get these respiratory infections that settled into pneumonia. Every year I would be violently ill and hacking my lungs out for 6-8 weeks. When I got the pneumonia shot, I still got sick but not the deep in the chest sick.
I get the flu shot every year and can never tell if I benefit. I am sure there is something that it is warding off.
Now I have asked my doctor for a Shingles shot but we do not know if my insurance covers it. All I have read is that Shingles is terribly painful.
The shot is expensive so I must find out if I am covered. Has anyone gotten this shot before? Any opinions? Is Shingles a get it one time thing? How long does it last?
What do you do to prepare your health for the winter season?
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