Anyone get their Booster yet?

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AdobeRN

AdobeRN

1,294 Posts

I recently had my antibodies checked and they were still high - I am holding off for now.  

If any of you are in Texas - there is a study going on Texascaresproject.org.  Free antibodies testing over 9 months.  

Mids

Mids

10 Posts

On 10/27/2021 at 2:22 PM, lifelearningrn said:

In the states vaccines are covered by insurance 100% as preventive. 

My insurance won't pay for mine because I'm only 34.  I had shingles in July though, and it was the worst thing I have ever had.  I don't ever want it again.

londonflo

londonflo

Specializes in oncology. Has 45 years experience. 2,041 Posts

On 10/27/2021 at 2:22 PM, lifelearningrn said:

In the states vaccines are covered by insurance 100% as preventive. 

Other vaccinations are but not the new shingles vaccine.But I have had shingles in the past so will budget for it.

23 hours ago, Kitiger said:

Medicare paid most of mine.

No, I have read the Medicare tome/volume/etc. front to back. Limited vaccinations are listed (not shingles) and for "further information go to Part D" where vaccinations are not mentioned, 

 But the effectiveness of this new vaccine is much better so, since I had shingles before and want to avoid an occurrence, I will pay $$$ to avoid it. 

Orca, ADN, ASN, RN

Specializes in Hospice, corrections, psychiatry, rehab, LTC. Has 27 years experience. 2,066 Posts

Got a Moderna booster last week (my employer had a vaccination clinic). No side effects, only some mild soreness at the injection site that didn't appear for a couple of days, but lasted for a couple of days after that. I didn't have a reaction with either of the initial two vaccine shots, other than some injection site soreness for a couple of days after the second dose.

Kitiger, RN

Specializes in Private Duty Pediatrics. Has 43 years experience. 1,711 Posts

1 hour ago, londonflo said:

Other vaccinations are but not the new shingles vaccine.But I have had shingles in the past so will budget for it.

No, I have read the Medicare tome/volume/etc. front to back. Limited vaccinations are listed (not shingles) and for "further information go to Part D" where vaccinations are not mentioned, 

 But the effectiveness of this new vaccine is much better so, since I had shingles before and want to avoid an occurrence, I will pay $$$ to avoid it. 

I have a Medicare Advantage plan through Priority Health. It paid most of the cost for mine. I guess traditional Medicare doesn't pay for it?

Hoosier_RN, MSN

Specializes in dialysis. Has 29 years experience. 3,540 Posts

On 10/27/2021 at 2:17 PM, londonflo said:

My husband went to get a Shingles vaccination and it was so expensive for the first of two. Do you have any ideas of getting it cheaper?

Did insurance not cover it? Me and hubs both got ours for free, first round, but pharmacy says 2nd will be free as well. They are expensive. Around 200 each

CrunchRN, ADN, RN

Specializes in Clinical Research, Outpt Women's Health. Has 25 years experience. 4,423 Posts

Moderna yesterday afternoon. Just a sore arm today so far.

 

tining, BSN, RN

Specializes in School Nurse. Has 28 years experience. 1,071 Posts

Last Moderna in January, got J&J a few weeks ago, very little side effects.  A bit tired, work kept me busy

 

NutmeggeRN, BSN

Specializes in kids. Has 39 years experience. 8 Articles; 4,526 Posts

Moderna on Sat, feeling good! (other than some site tenderness)

londonflo

londonflo

Specializes in oncology. Has 45 years experience. 2,041 Posts

On 10/28/2021 at 6:50 PM, Kitiger said:

I guess traditional Medicare doesn't pay for it?

Yes, traditional Medicare does NOT pay for it.

T-ROD

T-ROD, LPN

Specializes in Pediatric. Has 16 years experience. 101 Posts

Got it here!! No worse than any of the others !

 

oldie

oldie, CNA, LVN

Specializes in CNA. Has 13 years experience. 65 Posts

I got mine a few days ago I was surly to have such a strong reaction because the first time I got it back in December I had no reaction