Category Archives: Vaccines

New malaria vaccine approved, but probably not for Canadians

Today European regulators declared that the malaria vaccine Mosquirix is safe and effective in preventing malaria in small children.  This is the first malaria vaccine that has ever received this approval.  Will we see this vaccine in Canadian travel clinics anytime soon?  That seems to be very unlikely. Why won’t we see this vaccine in Continue Reading
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Bexsero available at Polaris Travel Clinic

The meningococcal B vaccine Bexsero is now available at Polaris Travel Clinic and Pharmacy in Airdrie.  This vaccine helps provide protection against the most common strain of bacteria meningitis that is reported in Canada.  Bexsero has been approved for 2 months of age to 17 years. The Alberta public health vaccination program does have vaccinations Continue Reading
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Shingles vaccine

If you’ve had the chicken pox as a child, you are at risk for getting shingles in the future.  The risk of getting shingles increases as you get older.  There is a shingles vaccine available for those 50 years and older called Zostavax.  Zostavax can decrease the chance of getting shingles.  Some people may still Continue Reading
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