06/22/13: I added a link that answers the question “Does Medicare pay for the Shingles Vaccine?” Scroll down to see that.
The Rebal Support Network has an podcast about shingles from the perspective of a kidney transplant patient show suffered an outbreak of shingles. Luckily she caught it early and was treated immediately so it was not as bad as it could be. This is extremely important to the older generation of people who had chickenpox as a child because the virus that causes shingles in the same virus that cased chickenpox.
If you are a transplant patient, you may be more susceptible to shingles because of the immunosuppressive drugs. The key seems to be identifying and treating it as soon as possible.
Don’t wait to be treated. If a rash appears on your body and is more on one side than another, it could very well be shingles.
To listen to the Renal Support Network pod cast, CLICK HERE.
For more about it, check out the CDC (Center for Disease Control) website by CLICKING HERE.
Now about the question on everyone’s mind… Does Medicare pay for the Shingles Vaccine? Yes. CLICK HERE for more information about that!
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