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  • Pfizer Vaccine is Fully Approved: What That Means for Seniors There’s great news for anyone waiting for full FDA approval before getting a COVID-19 vaccine! Pfizer BioNTech vaccine has now been fully approved by the FDA for people 16 and older - making it the first of three COVID-19 vaccines available in the U.S. to be upgraded from ... Continue Reading
  • Vaccines: How They Work and Why They Save Seniors’ Lives One of the hot questions of the moment is, “how do vaccines work?” Let’s look at exactly what vaccines are, why they work, and how they save lives. What is a vaccine? A vaccine is a type of medical treatment that’s designed to prevent diseases , and it does this by teaching ... Continue Reading
  • Shingles in Elderly Adults: How Dangerous is Shingles in the Elderly? Shingles is a viral infection that causes a painful rash. They most often appear as a stripe of blisters that wraps around one side of your torso. The cause of shingles in the elderly is a virus called varicella-zoster. Chickenpox and shingles are both caused by this virus. ... Continue Reading
  • Immunization and the Elderly: Natural Ways to Boost Seniors’ Immune Systems It’s a fact of life that as we grow older, our immune system doesn’t work quite the way it used to. That’s important information to know because the body’s immunity is what protects us from catching common viruses that are making the rounds, as well as developing more ... Continue Reading