Went for my checkup with my oncologist last month and he stated that he wanted me to go ahead and get the Shingrex (shingles) vaccine before my immune system was shot. I almost bailed before the shot, so fearful of the side effects. (my husband had gotten the vaccine a week earlier and had chills and fever for 18 hrs.) But I knew it was now or never, while on watch and wait. Hubby said anything better than shingles(he’s had them twice already )
I mildly ached all over for two days(started about 18 hrs after injection) and my arm hurt, even throbbing at times, for about 5 days. The pain in my arm was strong enough I took Tylenol and used an ice pack. Six days later I am totally recovered and just fine! Of course, I have #2 of 2 injection left to go, due in Feb of 2019. My cost with insurance in the US was zero. ( Blue Cross Blue Shield)
Just wanted to share my experience.
Merry Christmas everyone!