I am a pretty sure I can't work up the nerve to get the follow up shot as this made me pretty sick for days- maybe some one can tell me whether the side effects are muted with the second dose since our bodies should be more accustomed to it?
Clinical trials showed that your body could suffer the same side effects as the first shot or you could just be fine, there is no way to know for sure. However, it is worth the risk. Do you know how painful shingles is if you do get it? (And alot of people do) you can risk having severe nerve pain for months (even more than a year for 1/5th of the population) and you will be put on medications for nerve pain which have a very bad side effect profile and can cause excessive weight gain, constant drowsiness, nausea and headaches.
- Shingrix Information for Consumers
- Shingrix Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Shingrix (detailed)
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