Shingles Vaccine (Shingrix): Is it advisable for transplant patients?

Posted by azdan99 @azdan99, Jul 31, 2020

Is it advisable and safe for a transplant patient to get the new shingles vaccine, Shinglex?

@athenalee

I felt like I had the flu for a week—weak, tired, nausea, achy. But I was pretty sick with liver disease and was also getting several other vaccinations around that time. It is pretty common though I think to have a mild reaction with the shingles vaccinations. Although as with everything, we all react differently!

I do eat cooked shrimp…but sadly no more scampi or cold shrimp. I don’t care for scallops, but I don’t see why not if they’re cooked and from a reputable restaurant or shop, same thing with lobster. Unagi (eel) sushi is awesome though and I do it because it’s cooked!

But, I would ask the wise food guru of the transplant world @loribmt to chime in with her insights…

I think we should start a cooking for transplant recipients Zoom series…I bet it would be popular!

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@athenalee I love the idea of "Cooking for Transplant Recipients" series! Question- what's in "scampi" that's bad for us….is there something raw in the scampi sauce?" Any other sauces that are a no-no? As always, thank you!!

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@hello1234

@athenalee I love the idea of "Cooking for Transplant Recipients" series! Question- what's in "scampi" that's bad for us….is there something raw in the scampi sauce?" Any other sauces that are a no-no? As always, thank you!!

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Oh, sorry my bad. Scampi’s the cooked dish. It’s the shrimp cocktail that’s usually raw.

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@athenalee

I felt like I had the flu for a week—weak, tired, nausea, achy. But I was pretty sick with liver disease and was also getting several other vaccinations around that time. It is pretty common though I think to have a mild reaction with the shingles vaccinations. Although as with everything, we all react differently!

I do eat cooked shrimp…but sadly no more scampi or cold shrimp. I don’t care for scallops, but I don’t see why not if they’re cooked and from a reputable restaurant or shop, same thing with lobster. Unagi (eel) sushi is awesome though and I do it because it’s cooked!

But, I would ask the wise food guru of the transplant world @loribmt to chime in with her insights…

I think we should start a cooking for transplant recipients Zoom series…I bet it would be popular!

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@athenalee I LOVE your idea of a cooking Zoom gathering. Perhaps even once a month?

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@estrada53

@athenalee I LOVE your idea of a cooking Zoom gathering. Perhaps even once a month?

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I’d be in. It’d be a great way to share recipes, tips, and have fun! I don’t have a paid Zoom account though, which we’d need. Since we wouldn’t charge anyone for attending do you think we could post it on Connect?

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@athenalee

I’d be in. It’d be a great way to share recipes, tips, and have fun! I don’t have a paid Zoom account though, which we’d need. Since we wouldn’t charge anyone for attending do you think we could post it on Connect?

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I have an account we could use. I'll check with @colleenyoung .

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@estrada53

I have an account we could use. I'll check with @colleenyoung .

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Great, thanks.

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