From: "Hadden, Susan [PRDUS]"
Date: May 21, 2008 8:24:10 AM EDT (CA) Subject: RE: [DCHAS-L] Shingles Vaccine My two cents worth (I'm an RN as well as a chemist so maybe I'm worth 3 cents?): I had chickenpox as a child and so, am at risk for shingles. I will likely get the vaccine for two reasons. One, to avoid what can be a very painful episode and two, consider the economics. The vaccine may cost $150 but how much does the treatment cost? doctor's visit(s), anti-virals, pain meds, etc. It is likely cheaper to get vaccinated and a lot less painful. That said, each person should have a discussion with their health care provider about their risk and the value to them.
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