The threat of a painful, blistery rash should be enough to get you in line for the shingles vaccine. But if you need more motivation, consider this: shingles nerve pain can linger long after the rash has cleared.
We’ve all heard that breastfeeding is good for babies. What’s been less clear in recent months is whether or not breastfeeding moms should receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Read what Ann Kellams, MD, a pediatrician and breastfeeding expert, recommends.
If you've had chickenpox, you can develop shingles. Fortunately, there's a vaccine that can prevent it. Antivirals can effectively treat shingles if you seek treatment within 48 hours of the rash appearing.
Flu season runs from October to May. The flu shot is the best way to avoid getting the flu. Get vaccinated at your local pharmacy, UVA pharmacies, your doctor's office or your local department of health.