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There's a New Shingles Vaccine

Did you know that there is a new shingles vaccine available? It's called Shingrix and it is being shipped now to pharmacies and providers. 

So why do we have a new vaccine? 

  • It's more effective
  • It's approved for those 50 and older
  • Private insurance will cover it for those 50-64
  • It's easier to store - only needs refrigeration 

You'll be getting a lot of questions about this new vaccine and so Beacon Continuing Education made a free video to answer the most important things you need to know about Shingrix, now.

It will take about 5 minutes and you'll be up to speed to start preventing shingles and post herpetic neuralgia. Remember that most people with post herpetic neuralgia use opioids , so that everything you do to prevent it will reduce opioid use and potential abuse, too. 

 Watch the free video now.

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Travel Alert for Europe - Measles

Did you know there is a widespread measles outbreak in Europe?  Since most people don't think there are any travel alerts associated with going to Europe, they they don't visit a travel clinic or talk to their PCP's before they go.  So, many don't know this and aren't taking any precautions.

People of all ages can contract the measles.  Children are particularly vulnerable to morbidity and mortality from the measles and many children in the US are not fully protected against it.  We need to protect travelers from getting the measles and bringing it back home.

International Tourists Import Measles

In March 2018 there were 2 international travelers who were diagnosed with  measles who exposed hundreds of people in Detroit, Newark and Memphis airports. Measles is transmitted by cough and sneezes and can remain in an area for up to 2 hours after the infected person has left.  Most of the modern outbreaks of measles in the US were traced to...

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