Categories: Vaccines

Category: Vaccines

Does Shingrix Contain Pork Or Porcine Gelatin?
Vaccines

Does Shingrix Contain Pork Or Porcine Gelatin?

I saw your earlier answer to a question about the Zostavax shingles vaccine containing bovine ingredients. You stated "if you're looking to avoid animal-derived ingredients...Shingrix does not contain...

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Can You Take Benadryl After Receiving Shingrix?
Vaccines

Can You Take Benadryl After Receiving Shingrix?

If I am having a reaction to Shingrix, including aching, loss of appetite, headache, and fatigue, is it ok for me to take Benadryl?

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Are There Antibiotics In The Flu Vaccine (2019-2020 Season)?
Vaccines

Are There Antibiotics In The Flu Vaccine (2019-2020 Season)?

I have never had the flu shot and was considering it until I read that there are antibiotics in the vaccine. I am allergic to penicillin, Keflex (cephalexin), Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and possibly Biaxi...

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Waiting Period Between Shingles Infection And Vaccination: Canada Vs. United States Recommendation
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Waiting Period Between Shingles Infection And Vaccination: Canada Vs. United States Recommendation

Three months ago I developed shingles on my scalp. Several years before I had The Zostavax. The Shringrix was not available in my area. Upon researching recent shingles infections and Shringrix, I fou...

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Can You Get The Flu Shot Too Early?
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Can You Get The Flu Shot Too Early?

I am 73 yrs old and in fairly good health. I get a flu shot every year and I haven't had the flu in 25 yrs! How early in the flu season should I get the flu shot? I usually get it around the middle...

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Does Shingrix Contain Lanolin, Animal Proteins Or Animal By-Products?
Vaccines

Does Shingrix Contain Lanolin, Animal Proteins Or Animal By-Products?

Does Shingrix contain any animal proteins or products? I have been very allergic to lanolin and animal dander.

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