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.

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.

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.

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


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Stylish Television – The Last Post

My Sunday night viewing is currently dominated by ‘The Last Post’ a series set in the mid 1960s in the British territory of Aden (now part of The Yemen). Aden was a jewel in the British Empire, but this was a time when the Empire was very much in its last throes, and the hidden conflict in Aden very much reflects this. Programmes that are centred around war and the armed forces are not my usual viewing, but ‘The Last Post’ also features on the lives of the army wives, and I am totally in love with their pretty incredible wardrobes.

The key looks are those worn by actresses Jessica Raine and Jessie Buckley. They are the very epitome of chalk and cheese when it comes to their personal style, but still look amazing and have totally covetable wardrobes. Jessica’s character, Alison Laithwaite, is sensuous but unhappy, a free spirit in love with a dead lover who is totally at odds with what an army wife should be like. Her wardrobe reflects this, slinky, fitted dresses which echo the dresses of the mid 1960s in all areas except the length – the mini skirt hasn’t reached Aden, although you can well imagine the non-conformist Alison wearing one.

Jessie Buckley’s character, newly wed Honor Martin, is super pretty, but is also very prim and proper when it comes to style. Her look is actually stuck in the 1950s, even though the series is set in 1965, with full skirts teamed with crispy white shirts, pretty prom style  dresses and sensible shoes. She looks pretty incredible, cool and crisp in that intense desert heat.

The Last Post is definitely gets my vote for the most stylish series on television this Autumn, a total feast for the eyes for those who love vintage fashion.

Are you an Alison or a Jessica?


Narissa Jacquard Dress £140.00 Click to visit Phase Eight

Honour Jacquard Dress £130.00 Click to visit Phase Eight

Naomi Notch Neck Dress £99.00 Click to visit Phase Eight

libby black cocktail dress £195 Click to visit Coast

layla lace pencil skirt
Click to visit Coast


Nanette Jacquard Dress £275.00 Phase Eight

hamal jacquard full midi dress £169 Click to visit Coast

grove scuba midi dress £129 Click to visit Coast

azure marble jacquard skirt £149 Click to visit Coast

Liberty Floral Jacquard Dress
£165.00 Click to visit Studio 8