4 Vaccines All Adults Should Have

If you thought you were too old to be vaccinated, you really need to think again. Most people think that immunization is only meant for kids due to their low immunity. This is far from the truth. Medical experts argue that the immunity of an adult takes a dive as age catches up with an individual. Vaccination should therefore not be taken lightly because ignorance can send you to the grave before the end of your lifespan.

Research has proved that there are more than 600,000 people who lose their lives due to illnesses that can be remedied through vaccination. Immunization gives you an edge when diseases strike because your body is already protected. Besides that, why should you treat a disease that can be prevented in the first place?. Below are the 4 major vaccinations that every adult should get.

 

  1. Flu

Flu is caused by a virus and that’s why it’s hard to treat it with common drugs. The best strategy of staying safe from this disease is to get immunized in advance. Vaccination actually narrows the chances of contracting Flu and even if you get it by any chance, it won’t last long. In fact, it will not affect you that much to an extent of not being able to carry on with your daily routine.

You should get the vaccination every year because the virus evolves to become resistant to a drug that has been used many times. Furthermore, the immunization is highly recommended for all adults, especially those that are above the age of 65.

  1. Tdap

Tdap vaccine protects you against three possible diseases namely tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (also known as whooping cough).These diseases are capable of killing you within a few days. There are actually millions of people that died from tetanus and diphtheria 4 decades ago because there were no vaccines.

Immunization has helped in reducing deaths caused by these diseases to 10%. The immunization is ideal for all people including expectant mothers because it helps in protecting the unborn baby. The vaccination is also administered to newborns within the first few weeks after arrival. You should also be vaccinated if you have a wound just to counter the potential attack.

  1. Hepatitis A and B

These deadly diseases are caused by viruses that mainly affect the lungs. It’s estimated that about 3000 people lose their lives due to these illnesses every year. The good thing is that a single shot will keep you safe for 25 years. Gay men and people who abuse drugs are highly vulnerable to hepatitis.

The vaccine is also ideal for business people that travel around the world. Regardless of whether you are going on holiday or work related reasons, you should get the shot before flying out. This is because the disease is contagious. In fact, the management personnel of most international airports are required by law to only allow visitors that have been vaccinated against these illnesses.

  1. HPV

The abbreviation stands for Human Papillomavirus disease. Just like the name suggests, the illness is caused by a virus. Research has found the virus to be the major trigger of cervical, vulvar, and vaginal cancers in ladies. And penile cancer in guys. Some cases of throat cancer, genital warts and anal cancer have been linked to HPV.

The vaccine is recommended for teenagers that are above 12 years. However, the vaccine is not suitable for expectant mothers. The vaccine is administered in three doses. You should have the second dose after the lapse of 2 months and then get the last shot in the sixth month from the date you had the first dose.

Create A Logo – Create a Presence

In the times in which we live, image and branding are everything. If you have a product to sell, or a company or brand to promote, you need to make sure that you have a logo that helps you to establish just who you are and what you are offering to the big wide world. Think about all the major companies and well known brands that are a market force today – Starbucks, Rolls Royce, Mcdonalds, Versace, Apple, Ralph Lauren Polo, all these brands have an instantly recognisable logo. You don’t need to see the name of the brand, or even any other wording, you know exactly who they are and what they are selling.

Clearly the logo you use for your brand is important. It shows your style, your ethos, and most importantly, it is a statement of your intent. Today, with many new start ups appearing every single day, you need a logo that helps your ideas and business stand out from the rest. This is true whether you have an office or warehouse based building, an online store or website, or even an Etsy or eBay shop. Your logo is often the first thing that people see, your introduction to the world, and is a really good way of standing out to the world.

Logojoy

Logojoy help you create a logo to be proud of. You can design a personal logo for any business or venture, with the average design time taking just 45 minutes. Logojoy say

Logojoy uses artificial intelligence to instantly generate beautiful, unique logo ideas for your business.

The beauty of Logojoy is that it is very easy to use. It’s robot designer Dezi has so far created designs totaling more than 100 million for a wide range of companies, and has worked with almost 44,000 entrepreneurs who wanted to give their company a new look. One of the things I love about Logojoy is that you don’t pay to use the system to create your designs, you use the system freely, and only pay once you have a usable design that you love and would be happy to use to promote your business,

The Process

You start the design process by entering your brand name. Logojoy then offers a range of generated designs featuring different layouts and fonts so it can get a general idea of your needs and style. You are asked to highlight five or more designs to create a style shortlist that can be used as inspiration. Next you move onto colour schemes, looking at spectrum’s of colour that make up mini palettes. I initially chose a pink colour scheme for my fashion-mommy logo, but the great thing is that you can later change this if you decide something else looks better, or is more appropriate.

The next step is to add a slogan if you so wish, with the advice from Logojoy being that short and snappy often works best. I chose something simple – ‘fashion-beauty-lifestyle’ which basically sums up exactly what ‘fashion-mommy’ is all about. You can also chose symbols from a wide range, with keywords generating a range of images, and also generating other related keywords, from where you can find even more images. I used the key words fashion and beauty at first, but later used a more specific ‘high heels’ tag to find an image that I wanted.

Once you have completed these steps, Logojoy will give you a choice of logo’s that it has generated based on your choices. I had logos with different fonts, image logos and different colours from my spectrum collection. There was also an option to click for more logo’s if none of the ones presented are suitable, but I really liked a simple, elegant design with a shoe at the centre.

You can then move forward to a refining screen, where you can change colour, font size, image, image colour, layout, quite literally everything about your Logo. I had opted for a pink/red colour spectrum, but changed it to a darker shade of blue which I found to be more striking. I made the font more Art Deco in design, echoing one of my passions, and also changed the colour of my slogan and image to a glamorous shade of red.

I created a logo that I am really proud of, one which would be perfect for letterheads, emails, business cards, literally everything that would help me promote my blog. The premium package costs just $65, and you can also get social media add ons. Your logo is converted to different file sizes and formats so you can use it in many different ways, and the cost includes support if you decide to change anything about your logo any time after the initial 24 hours after design.

 

 

Five Panto Minutes With Adam C Booth

Adam C Booth is an actor, comedian and stage star who will be returning to the Wolverhampton Grand this Winter for the pantomime ‘Jack and the Beanstalk. Adam first came to the Grand last year, and was a huge hit as Wishy Washy in Aladdin, delighting audiences with his super funny turn.

I had a chat with Adam ahead of this years panto, and got to ask him all about starring with Keith Lemon in two TV series, and found out that the Wolverhampton Grand buffet is a great selling point when it comes to choosing which panto to star in.

Fashion-Mommy: Adam, you were a massive hit in last year’s panto, are you looking forward to returning this year?

Adam: I can’t wait! The audiences were great last year. Panto works so well in some theatres and the Wolverhampton Grand is one of them. It will be lovely to be recognised this year, and it is so great to be with Ian Adams (who once again plays the Dame) again.

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK – PANTO – GRAND WVH
Wolverhampton Grand Theatre Jack and the Beanstalk Panto photo-call
Picture by Adam Fradgley

FM: Tell me about your character this year?

ACB: My character is Simple Simon, Jack’s brother. Jack is played by Gareth Gates and I worked with Gareth two years ago so it will be great to be together and do some new sketches. I know the audience will love them.

FM: You have played the Prince before, but is a character like Buttons or Wishy Washy more interesting?

ACB: I prefer to play the sidekick, it is so much more fun. The prince is often very much the straight man, whereas the sidekick can often do anything that comes into your head. You also often have the audience on your side as you can use a bit of pathos, rather than just getting the girl.

FM: You work a lot with Keith Lemon, notably as his brother Greg, how did that come around?

ACB: Well, I auditioned about 4 or 5 years ago for Lemon La Vida Loca which introduced his brother Greg. Since then I’ve been involved in the Keith and Paddy Movie Show, and now get recognised for playing Dec in the Cave (From Ant and Dec) including in the Costa Coffee around the corner. I am going to be in the new series ‘Coming in America’ which we will be filming in LA,but I can’t say anything else about that at the moment. Filming with Keith is just so much fun, really hilarious.

FM: You have also done straight theatre, including Billy Flynn in Chicago, do you prefer serious theatre or comedy?

ACB: Yes I have done more serious musical theatre, I do find it can be very set. Things like Mamma Mia which have a comedy element can give you lots of confidence to do more improvisation stuff. So I think I probably prefer comedy on balance.

FM: Who is your fave panto character?

ACB:I think my favourite panto character is Buttons. I do love Cinderella. But Jack and the Beanstalk is a great panto. Lisa Riley is just brilliant and the scene when the beanstalk starts to rise is amazing. I think I have worked in most of the big panto’s now, and Jack is definitely up there with my favourites.

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK – PANTO – GRAND WVH
Wolverhampton Grand Theatre Jack and the Beanstalk Panto photo-call
Picture by Adam Fradgley

FM: Finally, what are your plans for 2018?

ACB: Well, there is the new Keith Lemon series, Keith Lemon CIA which I can only say watch this space. Hopefully I’ll be back here next year, it really only seems like two minutes since I was last here, and the Grand does have such a great buffet…

Sat 9 Dec – Sun 14 Jan

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK

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