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Shingles Shot

Posted date : Nov 6, 2017

During my recent doctor’s appointment, I asked about getting the shingles shot but mentioned that I didn’t know whether I had had chicken pox as a child. Her recommendation was to get a blood test to determine whether I had the chicken pox virus in my system. If the test is negative, I am to […]

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Vaccinations

Posted date : Nov 6, 2017

Do you recommend getting a shingles shot? We winter in Palm Springs. Thanks. Delores DAlberta Response: Ed; Absolutely!! And the two pneumonia shots, as well. And the flu shot every year before you travel. Past-president Gerry Brissenden ended up with a case of shingles a few years ago and it was brutal. Medipac has five […]

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Shinglers

Posted date : Nov 6, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, …And now, on a more serious note, the Feature Story on “Infections” in the recent CSANews was interesting – particularly the piece about shingles and the piece on page 38 about vaccinations for shingles. I wish I’d known about that a year ago! Warning to all seniors – if you haven’t already […]

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