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Shingles vaccine

Zoster/shingles vaccine was licensed by the FDA in 2006. This vaccine reduces the risk of developing shingles by 51% and…

Vaxigrip / Flu vaccine

What is the flu vaccine? An influenza vaccine is a vaccine given with a needle, usually in the arm. Seasonal…

Hepatitis B vaccine

Why get vaccinated? Hepatitis B vaccine can prevent hepatitis B. Hepatitis B is a liver disease that can cause mild illness lasting a…

HPV vaccine

Most cervical cancers are associated with human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted infection. Widespread immunization with the HPV vaccine could reduce the…

Pap and HPV tests

Pap tests (or Pap smears) look for cancers and precancers in the cervix. Precancers are cell changes that can be…

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)

What is PrEP? PrEP stands for pre-exposure prophylaxis. The word “prophylaxis” means to prevent or control the spread of an…