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Understanding the New Vaccine Schedule

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Tuesday, 27 February 2018 04:13 PM Current | Bio | Archive

This month Steven Soderbergh's new film, "Unsane," hits the big screen, but it was shot on a small one: an iPhone.

According to Soderbergh, the director of "Erin Brockovich," "Traffic" and "Ocean's Eleven," it's what he'll use for shooting films from now on.

Someone else has changed their shots too: The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.

Effective February 2018, there are changes to the administration of the herpes zoster (shingles) and measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccines for adults.

The schedule has been approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American College of Nurse-Midwives.

Shingles vaccine. If you over 50, get two doses of the recombinant zoster vaccine (Shingrix) two to six months apart, even if you've had shingles or got the live zoster vaccine (Zostavax). But you should wait at least two months after receiving Zostavax to get Shingrix. And if you are 60-plus, you can get either vaccine, but Shingrix is preferred.

MMR. If you were born in 1957 or earlier, you should get one dose of the vaccine if you have had fewer than two doses of mumps-containing vaccine and are at increased risk during a mumps outbreak. If you get two doses of the MMR vaccine, you're about nine times less likely to get mumps than unvaccinated people who have the same exposure to mumps virus.

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