MARKETWATCH | You may need a measles or shingles vaccination, especially if you’re older


Published: 29May2019

You probably know there’s a measles outbreak. And you may have heard that there’s a shortage of the most effective vaccine to prevent shingles, a cousin of the childhood disease chickenpox.

“If you don’t know you’re immune, you can have your antibodies levels checked. If you’re not immune, you might need a booster,” says Dr. Christopher Labos, an associate with the McGill Office for Science and Society in Montreal.

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