Shingles is a reactivation of the chickenpox you had in previous years. The risk of shingles increases as we get older. Shingles can cause severe blisters, pain & burning on the torso, limbs or face. For 1 in 5 people with shingles the long term nerve pain can go on for months or years. This […]

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Influenza Vaccine Options for Individuals 65 years & older 2019/2020 Agriflu/ Fluviral (GOOD) – This is a standard influenza vaccine that the Travel Clinic is giving free to all individuals. This vaccine is effective in those under 65 years but only moderately effective in the over 65 age group. High-Dose Fluzone (BEST) – This is […]

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Fluzone High-Dose for 65 & Older

Fluzone High-Dose for 65 & Older Background: As people age, they become more susceptible to influenza-related complications due to immunosenescence, a natural and progressive weakening of the immune system over time. As a result, seniors are less responsive to standard dose influenza vaccine This is the rationale for the development of Fluzone High-Dose   What […]

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