I have a significant family history of shingles, so got mine as soon as I turned 60, and the insurance would cover it. There was a little pain at the injection site for a few days, but nothing significant.
I had not had any evidence of it, but had no doubts it was coming.
If your GP says you can, and there is a payment path, I'd do it.
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My adjuvant IGRT journey (2010) - www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=35&m=1756808
HT (Lupron) 6-mo injection 9/12 (next planned for 3/14);Prolia 6-mo inj 12/12, 06/13, 12/13