Posts Tagged ‘Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’

NEW VACCINE IS 90% EFFECTIVE AGAINST SHINGLES

The CDC recently endorsed the new shingles vaccine produced by GlaxoSmithKline. Approved by the FDA last October, the vaccine consists of two doses to be administered 2-6 months apart. The CDC recommends adults aged 50 years and older get the new vaccine. The vaccine’s brand name is Shingrix. It is marketed to replace the existing…

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HOW EFFECTIVE IS THE FLU VACCINATION THIS YEAR?

Flu Vaccine for the Elderly Flu vaccinations have been the focus of serious debate. On one-hand, the vaccine has the potential to protect people from serious illness. On the other hand, its effectiveness is questionable and it exposes people to potential risks. When it comes to the elderly population, an additional risk is present: a…

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