I got the shot at my mom's urging, because she has known a few people who had very painful cases of shingles. I wasn't 60, and I got it at the health dept. for a low charge, before they learned the "over 60" rule, when the vaccine was new. My husband went later, and he was told he couldn't get it til he's 60!
I am almost 60 and in South Dakota you can't get the shot till your over 60, I am debating as every time I get the flu shot I get the flu, and they said thats impossible but I get it every time, so last year I did not get the flu shot and did not get the flu, but I heard the shingles is quite painful and an older lady I was told I knew died from them and my friend in SD got them had them for a year and said she wish she had gotten the shot, has anyone had the shot and is it a good idea do you think?
Ellen South Dakota (With God all things are possible)
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