This week’s pearls.
I am sure your doctor keeps you updated with your vaccination (immunization). If not, please visit the CDC’s vaccine schedule which gives details about immunization from birth to 18 years and 19 to older.
There are few immunizations which you need to keep in mind:
Human Papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination: CDC ( Center for Disease Control) for recommends HPV vaccination for children at ages 11 or 12 years to protect against HPV infections that can cause some cancers later in life. Vaccination can be started at age 9 and is recommended through age 26 years for those who did not get adequately vaccinated when they were younger. This vaccine prevents cancer of genital organs in male and female. There More than 42 million Americans are infected with types of HPV that cause disease. HPV is contracted by skin-to-skin contact. About 13 million Americans, including teens, become infected each year. 9 out of 10 go away by themselves within 2 years. But some last longer and can cause cancer. Every year in the United States, HPV causes about 36,000 cases of cancer in both men and women.
Zoster (Shingles) Vaccination: Age 50 years or older*: 2-dose series recombinant zoster vaccine (RZV, Shingrix) 2–6 months apart (minimum interval: 4 weeks; repeat dose if administered too soon), regardless of previous herpes zoster or history of zoster vaccine live (ZVL, Zostavax) vaccination. Shingles is caused by the same virus which causes chicken pox in childhood. But virus is not cleared by body and hides in nerve tissue. In older age or if your immunity is low this virus comes back and cause painful blisters and may cause pain condition called herpetic neuralgia even after the infection gone.
RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) Vaccine: The first maternal respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccine, marketed as Abrysvo, was recently approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to prevent severe illness in infants from birth to 6 months. The approval of the vaccine, which is given as a single injected dose to pregnant people during the third trimester. RSV Respiratory syncytial (sin-SISH-uhl) virus, or RSV, is a common respiratory virus that usually causes mild, cold-like symptoms. Most people recover in a week or two, but RSV can be serious. Infants and older adults are more likely to develop severe RSV and need hospitalization. Respiratory syncytial (sin-SISH-uhl) virus, or RSV, is a common respiratory virus that usually causes mild, cold-like symptoms. Most people recover in a week or two, but RSV can be serious. Infants and older adults are more likely to develop severe RSV and need hospitalization.
To all 60+ year old take Flu, RSV and COVID vaccine as soon possible.
Dr Ansar H Ahmed MD
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