Vaccination is not limited only to children, it is also indicated for adults. Your profession and even your everyday activities can expose you to some diseases you can prevent by vaccination such as influenza, shingles, hepatitis B, tetanus, measles, rubella, and even the human papillomavirus. Also, some vaccines require reminders to adulthood.
Zostavax is the only vaccine shown to help prevent shingles for people aged 50 years and older. Shingles, also known as zoster or herpes zoster is a painful skin rash caused by the varicella zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox that remains in the body and can cause shingles when it becomes active. The vaccine is administered as a single dose and helps protect against shingles by boosting the immune system. For people who develop shingles despite vaccination, Zostavax reduced the intensity and duration of zoster-associated pain. Even if you have had chickenpox, you are at risk, where from the importance of Zostavax vaccine because nearly one in three Canadians will be affected and the risk of shingles increases with age.
When the winter season approaches, we offer you the best protection against the flu during our flu vaccination campaign.
REGULAR VACCINES REMINDER:
Bioanalyse provides free reminders for regular vaccines such as tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, polio, chickenpox, measles, mumps and rubella.