$200 Shingles shots (ZOSTAVAX)
(Spoiler alert: the medical system and the federal government did it.)
The drug company MERCK, is terrorizing the American public with those horrible shingles shot advertisements on TV. The ads are really scary. But if this shot will protect me from the fresh hell of shingles, I want it.
By shingles shot, I mean ZOSTAVAX, a vaccine used to prevent Shingles (also known as zoster).
The pharmacist at Walgreens gives me the $200 shingles shot for an additional $20!
And then she says, “Now, maybe you won’t get shingles”
“Maybe?,” I said.
“It only works for 50% of the people who get the shot”, she says.
I’m thinking SOMEONE, like the doctor, the doctors assistant, the pharmacist, the pharmacists assistant could have mentioned that the shot is only 50% effective BEFORE they gouged me or my insurance company for $200.
A 50 – 50 chance of the shot working, would be a deciding factor for a lot of us.
AND why did the FDA approve something so useless? They should have said, “NO, go back and get the vaccination right. It is morally and ethically Wrong to make people pay a hard-earned $200 for something no more effective than a coin toss.”
AND, by the way, Walgreens, if I had known you were going to charge me $20, I’d have given myself the shot.
- For more information: ZOSTAVAX vaccine (MERCK) Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc., at 1-877-888-4231.
- Walgreens.com I got my shot at WALGREENS 3338, 1 S KINGSHIGHWAY ST, CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO 63703 (573) 339-1700.