Hello Everyone......I'm 73, had chicken pox and have had 4 outbreaks of shingles, 3 were one right after the other. I was bedridden for a year or close to it; the 4th attack had occurred years earlier when I was still in my 30's. Each successive outbreak was more painful than the last...I would hate to get shingles again. It's truly a miserable, painful thing to have. I was left with neuropathic pain, but that seems to have disappeared within the last few mos.
I do always register with a lower body temperature, and I've had plenty of attention to that lately due to the coronavirus. The new shingles immunization is out, and we had to wait a few weeks (in early autumn) b/c they were out of the vaccine itself (dead virus is used). Two shots about 4-6 wks. apart and it's something like 90-95% effective. The old one was only about 55% effective, so you can see that this is a huge difference. I had no after-effects from the injections at all....zero. Yours, Lenora