Pneumonia Vaccine – Who Should Get It And When?

Pneumococcal diseases can cause critical infections such as pneumonia, sepsis, and meningitis. Although more common in children, adults are at greater risk of serious complications and death from these infections. Currently, there are two vaccines that can help prevent pneumococcal disease: Prevnar 13 and Pneumovax 23. Knowing which to give and to which age group […]

This Vaccine Is Worth A Shot

Herpes zoster, more commonly known as shingles, affects close to one million people per year in the US1. It is caused by the reactivation of a virus called varicella zoster which results in a painful skin rash, which may lead to postherpetic neuralgia that may persist for up to 90 days after initial resolution of […]

High-Dose Flu Vaccine: Is The Hype Real?

The CDC estimates that during the 2019-2020 influenza season, approximately 38 million people were infected with the flu in the U.S. With COVID-19 and flu season overlapping this year, it is crucial for patients to receive the flu vaccine to prevent hospitalizations and mortality. Studies show that people 65 years and older are most vulnerable […]