About the shingles vaccine

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Are there any side effects from the vaccine?

Jun 1, 2021, 12:11 PM

Common side effects from the vaccine include pain, redness, soreness or swelling at the site of the injection, or other symptoms such as headache, muscle aches, fever, shivering and fatigue. People who have one of these reactions after the first dose of Shingrix vaccine should still get the second dose. Serious side effects from the shingles vaccine are rare.

How vaccine coverage works

Medicare Part B (your medical benefits) and Medicare Part D (your prescription drug benefits) cover different vaccines.

Sharp Direct Advantage is offered by Sharp Health Plan. Sharp Health Plan is an HMO with a Medicare contract. Enrollment with Sharp Health Plan depends on contract renewal. Read the full disclaimer.

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