Items Tagged ‘immunity’

Ask the Doctors - Does vaccination in the fall prevent flu in the spring?

May 14, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Does vaccination in the fall prevent flu in the spring?

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Dear Doctor: If I received the flu shot in September, am I still protected from the flu in March?   That’s a very good question – and the answer depends, in part, on your current health. The flu season normally lasts from November to March, but it can begin in October and even end in […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, chronic illness, Dr. Robert Ashley, flu shot, flu vaccination, immunity, influenza, seasonal influenza


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