Shingrix vaccination - safe to fly immediately?

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  1. NoHeat

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    Is it comfortable and safe to fly right away after getting the new Shingrix vaccination for shingles?

    I don't see it mentioned on the FAA list, where typhoid was the only vaccination I saw listed.

    However, I've read that Shingrix side effects are worse than most vaccinations, especially significant pain for two or three days. So I'm wondering if it's safe and reasonably comfortable to fly the next day, or the day after.
     
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    Just got the first injection last week. The only pain was localized muscle soreness at injection site; same as any other intra-muscular injection. Not nearly as bad as the old gamma globulin injections. Haven't noticed any other side-effects so far.
     
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    I wouldn't, vaccines can put some well off their game.
     
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    I had the Shingrix and the followup. Nothing more than very mild soreness at the injection site.

    Still, the Most Conservative Action would probably be to schedule it for when you didn’t have to fly for a day or two.
     
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    Too lazy to look up the info, but I'm assuming two shots. What is the interval between them?
     
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    Just got the prescription a couple days ago during my class 2. Doc never mentioned flying restrictions but I’ll wait til my week off to be safe. He said 2 month wait prior to the second shot.
     
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    Yep. About 2 months between.

    Got mine at Walmart.
     
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    shot today ... fly tomorrow!
     
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    My pharmacist said minimum 2 months, max 6 months between the 2.
     
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    That fits MUCH better with my work schedule.