Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

woman with shingles on the right side of her forehead and face. (Photo: Anna See)

Adult Chickenpox

Preventing Shingles Through Vaccination While this season is usually associated with the flu vaccine, adults, especially those who are older than 50, should also consider getting a vaccine for shingles. Shingles is caused by the varicella zoster virus, the same virus that causes
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A Sick woman in bed blowing her nose surrounded by a lemon, pills, nose spray and cough medicine. (Photo: Getty Images)

Flu Shot

It Is Time to Prepare for Flu Season Last winter’s flu season was the worst since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) began tracking the severity of influenza outbreaks each year. The long season that began in November 2017 peaked in January and February and held
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