Leaves are falling, temperatures, too. Autumn in Maine heralds the beginning of flu season. Are you planning to get a flu shot?
My dad had shingles and ended up with unrelenting nerve pain. That’s why I didn’t hesitate to get the new shingles vaccine. Neither did my husband. It’s not the only vaccine recommended for adults. We’ve got the whole list for you.
Did we learn any lessons from last year’s flu season? Why did fewer people choose to get a flu shot? How would you know if you have the flu? We have some answers from one of Maine’s top infectious disease specialists.
The Food and Drug Administration recently approved a new two-shot shingles vaccine for people 50 and older. Catching Health has an overview of shingles and some information about the new vaccine, which is called Shingrix
Why are college students at risk for mumps? How is it spread? What are the symptoms? I provide some answers on the WCSH6 Morning Report.