Is the “shingles” vaccine worth it?

Seunga (Jasmine) Han, PharmD Student Continuing our conversation surrounding vaccinations, let’s talk about the shingles vaccine. Shingrix® is the newest vaccine to be approved in Canada, and it’s now being recommended over Zostavax® to prevent herpes zoster reactivation, also known as “shingles”, and its complications in adults 50 years of age and older.  What is…

“I’m pregnant. Should I get the flu shot?” A quick word on mercury and safe injections.

Seunga (Jasmine) Han, PharmD Student With flu season being just around the corner, we’ve been covering various topics regarding the flu shot, such as what influenza is, how we can prevent it, why we need the flu shot, and the differences between the flu, the common cold and the stomach flu. Continuing this series, today’s article…