Originally Posted by gerrym51
i'm a pharmacist.refrigerate is Not correct. the shingles shot must be FROZEN and only thawed no more than 30 minutes before administration. this requires special freezers as most pharmacies have just the refrigerator with no freezer in them. even if you do the government requires a special freezer .
equiping all stores with these special freezers cost money-cvs has 8000 stores. now they usually have 1 store in a metropolitan area that has the freezer.
walgreens and Rite aid have decided to equip all stores with the special freezers-cvs has not
Thanks for the information.
I get my meds at CVS/Caremark. I was able to get a flu shot at my CVS, but I had to go to Walgreen's to get a Shingles shot.
By the way, I attended the funeral for a retired co-worker a couple of weeks ago. His widow said that the cause of death was Shingles. This surprised me because I thought Shingles could make you wish you were dead, but would not kill you.