I was at the doctor's so I asked if the shingles vaccine is with worth getting. He said yes. However, he also said that the vaccine costs him almost $300 at the pharmacy and that many of the insurance companies will only pay the doctor about $220 to give the shot to their patients. So I guess that a lot of people won't be getting the shot. One of the local drug stores advertises that they give shingles vaccines, so I need to stop in and see how much. My doctor is going to see if he can get my insurance company to authorize it. He wants the shot himself, but is not allowed to buy it and give it to himself or his own insurance won't pay for it. His own doctor doesn't want to give it when it costs $300 and he gets paid $220 for it.