FREE shingles vaccine

alisandeNovember 27, 2012

I see that a health center in Wilkes-Barre, PA is offering free shingles shots to seniors on one day in December, along with free flu shots to the general public.

Perhaps this is being offered in other towns as well.

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mare_wbpa

It must be the Kirby Health Center. They give free flu shots every yr. I live just outside the city and called a couple of yrs ago to ask if I was eligible for the Flu Vaccine, I wasn't, since I don't live inside city limits. That's a great give away. I wish I were eligible.

    Bookmark   November 27, 2012 at 6:38PM
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alisande

Mare, this announcement lists two sites, and they don't mention any qualifications. Might be worth a try.

Here is a link that might be useful: free flu shots in W-B

    Bookmark   November 27, 2012 at 6:54PM
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golfergrrl

If you can find a free shingles shot..... go for it.
The shot costs almost $300.

    Bookmark   November 27, 2012 at 7:59PM
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mare_wbpa

Thanks Susan. I'm going to call. The site for the Flu Vaccine is only a couple of miles from where I live, the other site just a bit further, but noe very far,. I hope I can get the Shingles vaccine, i askeed my Dr about. he told me it would cost about $250, not covered by Medicare.

    Bookmark   November 27, 2012 at 10:37PM
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alisande

I hope you get it, Mare. Are you sure about the insurance coverage? I have Medicare, and most of the cost was paid by my Part D drug coverage. I paid $45 and got the shot at Rite-Aid.

    Bookmark   November 27, 2012 at 11:18PM
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mare_wbpa

I only have the info from the MD's office, I haven't checked with pharmacies. I have the Humana/Walmart part D. I don't know if I've met the deduuctible yet.

    Bookmark   November 28, 2012 at 12:07PM
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Marigene

Wish they had free shingles shots here...they were around $200 each, only a portion was covered by insurance.

    Bookmark   November 28, 2012 at 12:20PM
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Marigene

Wish they had free shingles shots here...they were around $200 each for the frozen serum and then you had to take it to the doctor's office or pay the pharmacist for the injection, only a portion was covered by insurance.

    Bookmark   November 28, 2012 at 12:23PM
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mare_wbpa

Just called about the free Shingles Vaccine. It's for those without insurance. I'm glad I don't qualify in that case. Thanks anyway Susan.

    Bookmark   November 28, 2012 at 1:01PM
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chisue

OT: Do you live near Wilkes-Barre? Some of my Eloit/Eliot/Elliott ancestors escaped to that town from Wyoming during an Indian raid.

    Bookmark   November 28, 2012 at 6:14PM
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alisande

Mare, with the insurance you have, it's too bad Walmart isn't giving the shot. My local Walmart gave me the impression that they'll offer them at some point. The pharmacist said, "we're working on it."

Sue, I'm about 50 miles from W-B. What year was that, do you know? I have a good friend with the last name Elliott, but he's originally from Syracuse. I assume you mean Wyoming, PA, yes? In addition to the town, Wyoming is a popular street name around here.

    Bookmark   November 28, 2012 at 7:18PM
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monica_pa

Be careful, if you are on certain drugs, this vaccine is dangerous.

This post was edited by monica_pa on Thu, Nov 29, 12 at 14:32

    Bookmark   November 28, 2012 at 7:50PM
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monica_pa

Oops...I confused the shingles shot for the flu shot. I got the flu shot, covered 100% by Medicare.
As to the shingles shot, because of my RA drugs, DR. said "No Way - too dangerous".

    Bookmark   November 28, 2012 at 7:54PM
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