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    Condition: Prevention of Shingles
    9/14/2013 3:41:14 PM

    Reviewer: mammamare, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    So far I am 48 hours out from the vaccination. Within 6 hours I began to experience tingling and mild itching around the injection site in my medial tricep area. It is now swollen and red in an approximate 3-4" diameter area. No blisters have appeared. I have experienced no other side effects other than tenderness in the area described above.

    Condition: Prevention of Shingles
    6/26/2012 11:13:21 AM

    Reviewer: Barbie , 55-64 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    Rash developed on buttocks and wrist a couple of weeks after injection. Can not tell if rash is actually related to injection but rash does constantly itch and burn. So far no RX from doctors to treat rash has helped.

    Condition: Prevention of Shingles
    6/21/2011 6:03:00 PM

    Reviewer: Bud, 55-64 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    A day or two after the shot, I had a slight fever, diarrhea, and nausea.

    Condition: Prevention of Shingles
    8/4/2010 9:20:32 AM

    Reviewer: LuckyLulu, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    After 24 hours, pain around the injection site and in the bicep.

    Condition: Prevention of Shingles
    6/5/2010 10:19:22 AM

    Reviewer: 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    I received the vaccine about a week ago. The only side effect was a rash around the injection site that lasted a day or two. No joint pain or fever. Taking the vaccine was a bit of a risk as I have early stage multiple myeloma, a cancer of the plasma cells in the bone marrow. It was possible that I could get shingles from the vaccine due to my compromised immune system. The cancer was the rea ... Show Full Comment

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