Since I have Lupus, an immune system disorder, I have been talking the flu shot for so long that I can't remember how long it is! I have also had the pheumonia shot, and as soon as I turned 60 I was in the doctor's office begging for the shingles vaccination. I am practically a phyical clone of my father. Whatever phyical characteristics he had, I have. If he suffered from something, I have had it too. I watched how miserable he was and how much he suffered when he had the shingles. I don't think the vaccination was available when he had it. But I knew I sure didn't want to get it, so I got the vaccination as soon as I was eligible. They won't give it before age 60.