Beaten By A Vaccine

My wonderful wife and I both received the first dose of the Shingrix vaccine. Unlike the older vaccine for Shingles, this one has no live virus and is supposed to be 90% successful whereas the older one was only 50%-60% successful. I know two people who have had Shingles and both said it was an immensely unpleasant experience.

Receiving the first dose, unfortunately, was also an unpleasant experience. Both my wife and I developed fever, fatigue and body aches, not to mention tremendous pain at the injection site. I’m 99% certain we will allow ourselves to receive the second dose 2-6 months from now, but this is not fun. No pain, no gain, I guess although I like saying no pain, no pain.