Tag: varicella

Painful memories of mumps and chickenpox

Painful memories of mumps and chickenpox

It’s World Immunization Week, a time to remember why pregnant women need certain vaccines, and why we vaccinate our kids. I remember having mumps w ...
How vaccines work

How vaccines work

Vaccines protect you from diseases that can cause severe illness and even death. Vaccines work with your body’s immune system to help it recognize and ...

Shingles, pregnancy and kids – know the facts

Many pregnant women have written to us expressing concern about being exposed to a family member who has shingles. Usually it is their parent or grand ...
Chickenpox, vaccinations and Angelina Jolie

Chickenpox, vaccinations and Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie coming down with chickenpox is a good reminder for all of us to keep our vaccinations up to date! Chickenpox, also called varicella, is ...