Dear Lucy: I am in my early thirties and, other than annual flu shots, have not had any vaccinations or inoculations for at least 10 years. Do I need booster shots? If so, which ones? Can I get the shots I need at MIT Medical? —Needlework
Dear Lucy: My husband will be traveling to India for two weeks for business. He has gotten shots and instructions to take a malaria pill one time per week starting two weeks prior to the trip and weekly while there. Is this sufficient? I am concerned he may inadvertently bring something back that was not covered by those shots and then have close contact with our four-year-old. Should there be a “waiting period” before he gets too close in case there he brings home something that has a long incubation period? —Overprotective?