Ed Greenhill: Shingrix vaccine shortage

September 18, 2018


Like many adults and seniors I have been unable to get the second of my two Shingrix shingles vaccine shots for a couple of months due to an unexplained and scandalous national shortage of this new and much more effective shingles vaccine. Since June 2018, Glaxo SmithKline, the vaccine manufacturer, has been limiting its irregular shipments to 10 shots per pharmacy at a time. This senior is number 98 on a waiting list of more than 200 at my local Safeway pharmacy. But no one can tell me or anyone else when we will get our second Shingrix shots or if we will get them in time. Nobody knows. Nobody cares! This is a national disgrace.

Ed Greenhill


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