Items Tagged ‘chickenpox vaccinations’

Ask the Doctors - Should young adults be re-vaccinated against chicken pox?

April 14, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Should young adults be re-vaccinated against chicken pox?

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Dear Doctors: My daughter had the chicken pox vaccine as a child, so never had chicken pox. She’s now an adult. Should she get a booster? That’s an excellent question. The chicken pox (Varicella) vaccination has been widely used in the United States since 1996.  Given in a two-dose schedule at  12-15 months and at […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, booster shot, chicken pox, chickenpox vaccinations, Dr. Robert Ashley, immunity, vaccinations


Ask the Doctors - Who should get a shingles vaccination?

February 26, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Who should get a shingles vaccination?

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Dear Doctor: My daughter took her kids to the pediatrician the other day for their chickenpox vaccinations. Now, because I had chickenpox as a child, she’s after me to get a shingles vaccine. What is shingles, and what’s the connection to chickenpox? Dear Reader: The same virus that causes chickenpox is responsible for shingles, a […]

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Tags: chickenpox vaccinations, Dr. Eve Glazier, immune systems, infants, kids, pediatrics, postherpetic neuralgia, pregnant women, shingles, suppressed immune systems, unimmunized children, vaccination