Go anti-viral
Monday June 26th 2023, 9:25 pm
Filed under: Friends,Life

Do me a favor. Please, please. If you can, and you haven’t yet, go get a Shingrix vaccination. The old shingles shot is so much less effective, and the Shingrix one so much more so and with so few complications, that the old one has been taken off the market.

The old one is what my friend had had, and she is back in the hospital today.

I’d never heard of shingles in the brain.

(Late update: they now say en route to, not in the brain. Yay.)

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I got the new one last year. Wanted everything to be up to date.

Comment by Anne 06.26.23 @ 9:35 pm

Oh no! We got the Shingrix 2 years ago (maybe 3?), and I was wondering the other day if we should get boosters. I’ll check with my GP. I hope your friend is ok!

Comment by Pegi F 06.27.23 @ 3:19 am

Oh, scary! I hope she’s okay. (And yes, I’ve gotten the Shingrix ones.)

Comment by ccr in MA 06.27.23 @ 6:50 am

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