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All Posts Tagged: vaccine

Shingrix Now Available!

Are you protected against shingles?  Whether you have received the first vaccine available for shingles prevention (Zostavax) or not, you are likely not fully protected from developing the shingles rash. As of October 2017, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new vaccine, Shingrix, to be used against shingles.  The Center for Disease […]

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What is Shingles?

By: Rickie Porter, PD Did you know that anyone who has had chickenpox may get shingles later in life?  Shingles occurs when the virus that causes chickenpox starts up again in your body. After you recover from chickenpox, the varicella zoster virus remains dormant in your nerve roots.  In some people, it stays dormant forever. […]

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Vaccines and Health Considerations for Travel Overseas

By: Dylan Jones, Pharm.D. Are you thinking about travelling abroad?  Have plans already to visit another country?  Experiencing new cultures, seeing new sights, and spending time with loved ones are all great reasons to venture abroad.   While it can certainly seem to be an overwhelming amount of work to coordinate flights, accommodations, itineraries, and financials, […]

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Whooping Cough Vaccine in Pregnancy

By: Nick Bettinger What is the Whooping Cough vaccine? Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, is a bacterial respiratory disease that is highly contagious.  Pertussis is caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis and is spread by person-to-person contact such as coughing, sneezing, or close proximity.  Pertussis causes violent coughing and difficulty breathing which leads to the […]

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