On another health board I frequent, shingles has been in the discussions big time, many push the shingles vaccine for those who had chicken pox... I had chicken pox as a kid but have no plans at the present to go for the shingles vaccine.....I prefer to treat everything holistically as best I cna before I resort to vaccines, etc.... I do take Lysine almost daily for prevention of the virus rearing it's ugly head... Here is a product I found, for just in case: www.emuaid.com/ I've added it for my favorites, we never know...keep a calmness about your being that sure does reduce the chances of shingles.... Meditation WORKS..... Since I'm curious about the cost of the shingles vaccine, I called a CVS who gives it in my area and if insurance does not pay for it, the cost is $208 at that drug store.... I have a gut feeling medicare does NOT pay for it.