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Shingles vaccine
Amount: $230.00
Posted by: S.R. in Webster, NY.Posted: November 5th, 2012 10:11AM
Have a BlueCross Blue Shield SmplyBlue coverage. It is not covered, I have to pay the vaccine out of pocket
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Shingles vaccine
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: May in Rice Lake, WI.Posted: October 26th, 2012 01:10PM
Am age 69. Walgreen's said cost of the vaccine is $750,Part D would pay $550 and I had to co-pay the balance. I said no way that vaccine cost that much and Walgreen's is double billing. I left without. Gave them a second chance as they tried charging me $250 for a $25 prescription before. No more Walgreen's. Too bad, they used to be a trusted pharmacy.
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Shingles Shot ..Outrageous !!
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Lin1 in Azle, TX.Posted: October 22nd, 2012 07:10PM
Have Medicare A B and D plus a Medicare gap policy. The pharmacy said there was a 95.00 co-pay. I am 67 years old...can't afford it. It is ridiculous that Medicare doesn't pay 100%. There is something wrong with this picture..because if I get shingles it's going to cost them a lot more than 95.00 for doctor's visits and medications. Makes no sense !
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Shingles Vaccine
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Patricia Bryner in Jefferson, OH.Posted: October 17th, 2012 05:10PM
I went to our local Drug Mart and gave them my prescription and medicare benefit info. The shot was over $200.00 and I was suppose to pay $95.00. Needless to say, I did not get it as I can not afford it.
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I was sure I never had chickenpox.
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Surprised in Wyandotte, MI.Posted: October 9th, 2012 06:10PM
My sister had chickenpox, not me. I don't have a pock mark on me. My doctor was sure that if my sister (whom I shared a room with) had chickenpox then I did too. He did blood work and sure enough I had them. He wants me to get the vaccine, however, $220 is out of the question.
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Shingles Vaccination (Zostavax)
Amount: $88.00
Posted by: T.W.A. in Waterloo, IA.Posted: October 9th, 2012 10:10AM
Just left Walgreens. The total charge for the Shingles Shot was $131.00. I have Medicare and BCBS. My Co-pay was $88.00.
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Shingles Vaccination
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Spence in El Segundo, CA.Posted: October 8th, 2012 06:10PM
Went to Walgreen's and had no idea how much it was going to be. Have a family history of Shingles so thought it would be a good idea. But at a cost of $220.00 decided I couldn't afford it.
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Zostavax
Amount: $166.00
Posted by: Elizabeth Blomfield in Niles, IL.Posted: September 29th, 2012 07:09AM
The full price at the Niles, IL Costco was $188 but I got a discount of $22 from my drug provider, Caremark. Even the full price sounds good compared to Walgreens.
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Shingles Vaccination
Amount: $200.00
Posted by: Nancy Schuley in Dover, ME.Posted: September 6th, 2012 07:09PM
Have not gotten the shot yet in New Hampshire. I have Medicare and also Humana for prescription drugs. Because I am healthy and have not met the $320.00 deductable, Rite-Aide, Wal-Mart and Walgreens all said the fee would be $200.00. I am being punished for great health at 69. I cannot believe seniors cannot get this vaccination without cost! It is ridiculous!
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Shingle Shot and the Cleveland Clinic
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: DM in Willoughby Hills, OH.Posted: August 27th, 2012 08:08AM
I recently was charged $489 for the Shingle shot at the Cleveland Clinic. I voiced my concern that I had been over charged but they said no. I now find that Walgreens offers the shot for $200.00, and some Clinics as low as $10.00. Cleveland Clinic is a rip off.
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Paid just under $200 for Shingles Shot at Costco Pharmacy
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: HImom in Honolulu, HI.Posted: August 10th, 2012 10:08AM
My insurer would not reimburse because they said it's not REQUIRED for folks under 60. I ended up paying 100% and H paid nothing for his since he's over 60. Was glad to get the shot because H & D were miserable when they were afflicted by it.
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I have had all the symtems of shingles, but no-one wants get give me the shot because of my age and I am 53 .
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Sharon Puzzled in High Point, NC.Posted: July 15th, 2012 11:07PM
I have read different articles on shingles and I am totally confused. Health Care providers tells me that they wont administer the shot because I'm not old enough. But ER gave me prescriptions for antiviral and pain. The ER Dr. said that the Bells Palsey. May be THE result of SHINGLES. I was experiencing a lot of pain and now I'm getting blisters that comes an goes. Now the articles that I have read says that I qualify for the shot @ age 50 and over. Everyone else says that I have to be 60 and over.
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Shingles vaccine mooreville nc cigna health insurance
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Sick and tired and disgusted in Mooresville, NC.Posted: July 6th, 2012 07:07PM
Got the runaround from Cigna AND Walgreens...The pharmacy flat-out lied to me, even after approval by insurance company and doctor's approval for vaccine as a medical necessity...I really think franchise pharmacies are in cahoots with our extremely evil congress. I hate Walgreen's and I hate my insurance company, though there is nothing else I can do.
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Zostavax Assistance Program at Fagen Pharmacy
Amount: $40.00
Posted by: Pegg in Gary, IN.Posted: May 31st, 2012 01:05PM
The pharmacist explained that through an assistance program, the patient could recover $160.00.
BCBS of Illinois will not cover Zostavax vaccine and I do not have Medicare D. So when BCBS is billed I will get a rejection letter from them. I take that to Fagen and they will process a form from Merck which will cover $160.00. So the assistance program is Merck's.
Is it worth a call to your local Fagen Pharmacy?
written June 2012...
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Shingles Cost - Home Care Provider
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Posh in Simi Valley, CA.Posted: April 21st, 2012 05:04AM
My Pharmacy (Rite Aid) called me knowing that I took care of a patient who was being treated for shingles. She is 73, I am 55. He told me I was eligible and needed a Shingles one time shot (yearly) and that he had it all ready for me at the pharmacy and that because of my age etc. it would be totaly covered with NO CO PAY.
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THE COST of the Shingles vaccine
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: sarah jones in reidsville, NC.Posted: April 17th, 2012 03:04PM
I can't get covered by insurance. The cost of a shingles shot is $250.00. I have watched people with shingles, and it is dreadful. I don't want them. What else can I do? It is very expensive
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Cost of Shingles Vaccine
Amount: $6.50
Posted by: Grandma Barb in Oregon City, OR.Posted: April 16th, 2012 03:04PM
My insurance picked up the greatest majority of the cost and I was only left with a co-pay of $6.50. I received mine at the pharmacy because the insurance company said that was less expensive that at the doctor's office.
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Shingles Vaccine
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Kathy Hodges in Harned, KY.Posted: April 15th, 2012 11:04PM
Cannot understand why the shingles vaccine isnt paid for like the flu shot and pneumonia vaccine.....Does medicare say why it isnt a PartB covered vaccine or injection????
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It's free at Kaiser
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Mike Miller in San Diego, CA.Posted: April 11th, 2012 06:04PM
We both just got the shot... it's free for us, we have Kaiser.
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Cost of Singles vaccine
Amount: $582.00
Posted by: GV in Davis, CA in Davis, DC.Posted: April 10th, 2012 06:04PM
My Dr's office charged me $582 for the shingles vaccine. My secondary insurance would only pay 80% of the vaccine cost based on $225 cost. So I
paid the differentc. A rip off and a hard
lesson learned.
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shingles vaccine cost --cleveland clinic
Amount: $473.00
Posted by: hut60 in Avon, OH.Posted: April 6th, 2012 05:04AM
I recently was charged $473 for the vaccine shot at the Cleveland clinic. I voiced my concern that I had been over charged but they saud no. I now find that Walgreens offers the shot for $200.00. Cleveland clinic is a rip off.
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Cost of shingles vacination
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Content in Colorado Springs, CO.Posted: February 9th, 2012 04:02PM
As a preventive shingles vacination - covered one hundred percent as long as I had the injecttion at my doctor's office. No co-pay as long as I was there for only the vacination.

Would have cost me $168.90 if I had gotten it at any other location.
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Shingles shot
Amount: $40.05
Posted by: Grandpa in Daytona Beach in Daytona Beach, FL.Posted: May 24th, 2011 11:05AM
I got my shingles shot through my Medicare Advantage plan. No amount for this vaccine is too much, as Shingles is very painful and can cause blindness or even death in some circumstances.
One writer says he got Shingles and never had chicken pox. That is impossible as it is the same virus. Get the shot!
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shingles vaccination
Amount: $85.00
Posted by: V.Seay in st.augustine, FL.Posted: February 1st, 2011 12:02AM
My dr ordered the vac for me in early Sept 10..it just arrived. The cost my pharmarcy will be 85.00 then I have my co-pay for dr visit. I had shingles 8 yrs ago they lasted over 2 months unable to work. The pain was so severe..never had chickenpox but, my children did. I am on disableility..work 2 days a week. The system is really messed up..I switched to a new medicare ins plan. My dr is requesting I have it for I am at very high risk..my thought it should be covered 100%. Am still debating toget the shot. Safe or not safe I have yet to read real proff.
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Shingles shot
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Gene A in Garner, NC.Posted: December 4th, 2010 02:12PM
Received mine during my annual wellness exam at
no charge. Also received the pneumonia booster
at the same time. Problem is the shot does not
keep you from getting Shingles. I had my shot in
2008 and the Shingles started a week ago. I have
heard that some people who have had Shingles are taking the shot in
hopes that they will not have them again. My understanding is that once you have them you will
always have the virus and the shot doesn't do any
good. Don't know whether that is true or not. There is no known cure for the Shingles.
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ZOSTER vaccination
Amount: $200.00
Posted by: Lorraine Nelson in Norfolk, VA.Posted: November 30th, 2010 08:11AM
My physician's staff told me this was covered by health insurance because .. 1) I've had shingles; 2) I have MS; 3) I am over 60. My OV co-pay was $10.00 but their billing dept charged $190.00 for the vaccine RX .. the administration of injection cost was covered. They want me to pay that $190 upfront (retail cost of Zostavax), then submit evidence of full payment to Optima Medicare to reimburse me, minus co-pay. At $10/month pmt (only what I can afford) = 19 months. Outrageous.
Medicare Part D DOES cover it, but only some doctor's offices will bill for any prescription Part D plan. It is NOT a Medicare Part B expense, such as a flu or pneumonia or B-12 injection.
ASK AHEAD OF TIME AND BE SPECIFIC. Getting reimbursed or getting the correct coverage information can be a nightmare.
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shingles vaccine
Amount: $10.00
Posted by: Larry Miller in Cleburne, TX.Posted: November 14th, 2010 05:11PM
I got the vaccine at my loacal Texas Department of health, fee was $10.00.
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ZOSTAVAC
Amount: $178.00
Posted by: HUSHUP in FRANKLINTON, LA.Posted: August 19th, 2010 08:08PM
PHARMACY DID NOT GIVE ME THE DILUENT FOR THE VACCINE. NOW, I HAVE TO KEEP THE VACCINE FROZEN UNTIL I CAN GET THE DILUENT AND GET SOMEONE TO GIVE ME THE INJECTION.
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Shingles immunization
Amount: $356.00
Posted by: Dick B. in Mooresville, NC.Posted: August 17th, 2010 07:08PM
Be careful. Although Medicare covers this all insurers do not honor the coverage. They make it difficult to get reimbursed for the shot. Many providers want payment up-front and then the insured files the claim. Long and drawn out. I'm still fighting with insurance.
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Zostor vaccination
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Jan Klement in Quincy, CA.Posted: May 31st, 2010 10:05AM
We have medicare A,B, and D.I am not sure if the price includes the "office Call"
The local Health department charges $170.00
This artcle mentions $200 to $300. How much does the local hospital pay for the shots?
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