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GSK Shingles Vaccine Shingrix Approved for Canada

GlaxoSmithKline’s recombinant zoster vaccine (adjuvanted) (Shingrix) has been approved in Canada for the prevention of herpes zoster (shingles) in people aged 50 years and older. “The vaccine combines an antigen, glycoprotein E, and an adjuvant system, AS01B, intended to generate a strong and long-lasting immune response that can help overcome the decline in immunity as …

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Zostavax: The Shingles Vaccine & Shingles Protection

Since its approval by Health Canada in 2008, the shingles vaccine (Zostavax®) has been in very high demand even at times becoming unavailable due to manufacturing delays in combination with a demand that may not have been anticipated.  Merck, the company producing Zostavax®, has finally produced enough of the vaccine to fill back orders and …

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CDC, THE FLU VACCINE AND THE POWER OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Don’t believe everything you see on social media, YouTube, Blogs and the news. This story will hopefully show you how fast these sites can take official statements and turn them in to something they aren’t. Before you share links, post comments and start telling everyone not to get the flu shot this year, slow down, …

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Have Your Injections Administered at Stafford Pharmacy & Home Healthcare

You can add the administration of drugs by injection, to the list of services offered by Stafford Pharmacy & Home Healthcare!  All of our pharmacists have received additional training and certification allowing them to administer medications by injection and vaccinations.  Pharmacists continue their education and training each and every year, in order to maintain their …

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Whooping Cough On The Rise Again?

Whooping cough (pertussis) is a very contagious disease caused by a type of bacteria called Bordatella pertussis.   Among vaccine-preventable diseases, whooping cough is among the most commonly occurring ones in Canada. Whooping cough is making a comeback in Southern Alberta despite the fact that an effective vaccination exists for people of all ages. Already in Southern Alberta this …

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Traveling? Protect Yourself from Malaria

Traveling? Protect yourself! Annually, approximately 400 Canadians are reported to be infected with malaria while traveling abroad. However, it is estimated that only 30-50% of cases are reported therefore the actual number is likely much higher. Malaria is an acute flu-like illness caused by a parasite which is transmitted to humans through the bite of …

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Infant Vaccination: Rotavirus

When it comes to infant vaccinations, most parents depend on the Health unit to provide the required vaccinations and to educate them on which vaccines are recommended. These public vaccinations are offered free of charge and include: polio, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, haemipholus influenza type B, pneumococcal, meningococcal, measles, mumps, rubella and varicella. This series of vaccinations are scheduled to be administered over the course of 5 visits at age 2, 4, 6, 12, and 18 months. There is one infant vaccination that is not on this list that many parents are unaware of and that is the rotavirus vaccine.

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