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Thursday November 2, 2017

New, More Effective Shingles Vaccine Recommended for Older Americans

Far too few older adults have been vaccinated against shingles. According to a report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, by 2014, less than 28% of people 60 and older had received a shot against this painful and sometimes debilitating disease.

Thursday October 26, 2017

Could Be a Rough Flu Season. Let's Get Ready!

Every year is the right year for getting a flu shot, but this fall, there are a couple of extra reasons to place the annual vaccination high on your list of to-dos.

Thursday October 19, 2017

Another Benefit of Vaccines: Milder Disease

The lesser-known benefit of vaccines: For many of them, even if the vaccinated person gets the disease, it’s a much milder case. When it comes to potentially debilitating diseases like shingles, that can mean a lot.

Tuesday October 10, 2017

TIP Op-Ed: How to Unpack the Pregnancy-Flu Vaccine Study

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists several studies that found the flu vaccine was safe for pregnant women and their babies. Among those is a 2013 study showing no increased risk of miscarriage for pregnant women who got the flu shot. Yet neither that study nor the others made any big headlines.

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