Newly Licensed Shingrix Vaccine to Prevent Shingles Virus

On October 20, 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) licensed Shingrix for adults over the age of 50 to prevent the development of shingles. Shingrix is one of the vaccines that Vickery Vaccines will use to prevent shingles … Continue reading

ACIP Recommendations to Bolster Herpes Zoster Prevention

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has successfully been able to dictate the guidelines and use of vaccines for 54 years, and that trend will carry over to one of their latest decisions on how to combat Herpes Zoster … Continue reading

Am I at risk for the Shingles Virus?

What is Shingles?        For those of you who don’t know, the Shingles Virus is the varicella-zoster virus that has remained dormant in your body, and has now been revitalized to an active virus. It is the cause of two illnesses, 1) … Continue reading

Am I a high risk target for the 2014 flu season?

Obviously, the infants and elders that surround us are always going to be more prone to any virus going around, especially one as powerful as the flu. What most people don’t know is that there are numerous health conditions, unrelated … Continue reading

Why should I get a Whooping Cough vaccine before visiting a newborn baby?

Epidemic in California According to CNN Health News, less than two weeks ago California officially declared a whooping cough epidemic; and they’re getting hit hard (800 new reported cases in the last two weeks.)  The epidemic is not only across … Continue reading