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    • Not that josh's mom

      Posted

      I have had pneumonia vacs, annual flu vacs, tetanus as needed and shingles vacs, but only because my insurance or Medicare will cover the costs.  I'm old enough that I had measles, mumps, and chicken pox when I was little. I had polio vac as a kid, but I have no smallpox vac scar although I must have had the vac. Should I have other stuff if I'm around newborns?

    • OyToTheVey

      Posted (edited)

      16 minutes ago, SassyPants said:

      First, it’s  an education deficit. It’s not malicious, as most people who need a booster are likely not ill. I think adult vaccines fall into the “medical donut hole”. My doctor has never asked me about my vaccine record, other than offering a yearly flu shot, and many insurance companies do not cover boosters. Recently, I was on the wait list for a Shingles vaccine, and when my turn came the pharmacist informed me that my insurance would not cover the shots(2 now required). My cost was going to be $600, and these shots are supposed to have a low efficacy rate. At this point, I’m holding off. 
      Ive had all the other required shots. I get my DPT on the big years: 40, 50, 60...it’s easier to keep track. MDs should be prompting and dispensing at yearly physicals and insurance companies should cover these vaccines.

      Question: Did you go to a giant pharmacy like CVS or Walgreens for Shingrix? If you have independent pharmacies around you, little mom and pop shops, they will never charge you $600. The vaccine doesn't cost that much. One box wholesale is about $170, depending on location. Mom and pop shops will probably give you a much better cash price. The big box stores mark up their cash prices like crazy. I know for a fact that 30 pills of a cholesterol medication the big places charge over $60-80 cash price. Mom and pops will probably charge $20. We're allowed to change our prices but the big places have set prices for everything and the pharmacists aren't allowed to alter any prices at all. (I own a small independent pharmacy) 

      And you're right. Not even my new doctor asked what vaccines I've received. I never even thought about it. We are in an adult donut hole. I had to call my parents doctor to ask if they're allowed to get Shingrix. It was a whole thing. He didn't want to be liable for it.

      Edited by OyToTheVey
    • Jasmar

      Posted

      Not even Albert’s intense hotness, to my pre-teen mind, could convince me to watch LHotP! My younger sister loved it, so we always had to watch. It was always too cheesy for me. I actually preferred The Waltons for some reason, and I think TW stands up better to the test of time.

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    • SassyPants

      Posted

      13 minutes ago, OyToTheVey said:

      My mind is so confused at this. How the hell do people think they have that right? It's a newborn!!! Why are they so important that they think it's ok to get a tiny human being sick?!!?!? Why would you even want that baby sick? Ever notice that the antivaxxers are the ones who are vaccinated because their parents lived thru the hell that was the polio outbreak. Small pox is back! There's measles outbreaks everywhere. The mumps too! Maybe I'm overthinking it but I just can't think this. 

      First, it’s  an education deficit. It’s not malicious, as most people who need a booster are likely not ill. I think adult vaccines fall into the “medical donut hole”. My doctor has never asked me about my vaccine record, other than offering a yearly flu shot, and many insurance companies do not cover boosters. Recently, I was on the wait list for a Shingles vaccine, and when my turn came the pharmacist informed me that my insurance would not cover the shots(2 now required). My cost was going to be $600, and these shots are supposed to have a low efficacy rate. At this point, I’m holding off. 
      Ive had all the other required shots. I get my DPT on the big years: 40, 50, 60...it’s easier to keep track. MDs should be prompting and dispensing at yearly physicals and insurance companies should cover these vaccines.

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    • HereComesTreble

      Posted

      So, I was onboard with everything  until the No “Game Boy” rule.  Sure, I have to check with Jane before I attend a funeral—but to live without my 30 year old colorless gaming system—no, thank you.

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