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#1
I learned that there was a recently approved shingles shot (two shot series).  Had it.  Then I wrote Kaiser and related that I had done my hepatitis a and b series more than 30 years ago.  I knew that the a shot was good for 10 years but the literature was silent on 30 years.  Was approved to have the two series of shots again.  Will start tomorrow.
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#2
I checked and our insurance won't cover the shingles shot if you haven't hit 50 yet unless you have a special circumstance.
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#3
I had the hepatitis a and b series over 30 years ago. I inquired if I needed new shots. The literature recited that the a series was good for 10 years and that there is a booster for b, but a test for b antibodies was available. Paid $25 to Kaiser for testing for a and b antibodies and waiting for the results. The literature says that there still is no type c shot, after 25 years of research.

The shingles recommendation is cdc for after age 50. Apparently, it does not recur in under 50 years of age.
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#4
Update. Had to deal with a bunch of relatively unknowledgeable people at Kaiser, go in and take a test for $25. Then spend time on the phone and emailing (all this high tech b.s. will stop when I die). Finally, I was given the go ahead and received the Hep A shot and still had antibodies for HepB so I didn't take that shot. Now my shots are up to date.

In a couple of weeks, I have some dental work done that should not be put off. Had to go in to UCLA and schedule the procedures myself because the student dentist disappeared for a couple of weeks!.
The foregoing is what you have to do, so accept it.
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#5
So - at about 45 I got shingles. Wasn't aware of what it was (had a legit reason to believe Poison Ivy). They gave me Oxy for it...which only took the edge off so I could sleep.

Get the shingles shot as soon as you can!!!!
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#6
I'm still not an advocate for any type of vaccine based on the research I've done in the last 20 years.  I believe it is a deadly scam.
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