Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states you cannot be given the
shot. It is too dangerous.
Some travel clinics will write a certi;-cate of waiver for you to travel, but the risk
is not worth the trip or results should you
get yellow fever. I had the yellow fever shot
in ;;;;, at the age of ;;, and I was sick for
a considerable time.
We just had to cancel a cruise to the
Amazon because a yellow fever shot was
required, and my wife is over ;;.
Sun City, Arizona
Becky Dant, director of professional services for Costco Pharmacy, replies: For
those over ;;, a risk-bene;t evaluation is
done to determine if the patient is at a
higher risk of contracting yellow fever or
having an adverse event from the vaccine.
The travel physician group we work with
usually recommends a waiver for those over
;;, but you can still give it to those over
;; if there is no reason not to. Additional
information from the CDC website is available at cdc.gov/yellowfever/vaccine/index.
html. The statement regarding those over
;; is near the bottom.
Shepherd’s pie or cottage pie?
In the December ;;;; issue, on page ;;
[Farm to Table], there is an important error
in the recipe labeled “Shepherd’s Pie.”
This recipe is for cottage pie, not shep-
herd’s pie. Shepherd’s pie is made with
lamb or mutton—i.e. sheep meat. That is
why it is called shepherd’s pie! When made
with beef it is cottage pie.
There is also apparently a little-known
version made with turkey and ham called
St. Stephen’s Day pie (December ;;); pre-
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sumably a more modern dish created for
using up Christmas leftovers.
West Richland, Washington
I found the instructions for the Egg,
Ham and Hash Brown Pie [“Kitchen creatives,” December ;;;;] confusing. It says
“pour mixture into now-empty skillet,” but
the hash bro wns are still in the skillet after
being browned and crisp. Unless a line was
omitted that they should be turned out?
In the second paragraph, you’ll see it says
“Whisk eggs, Monterey Jack, parsley and
pepper together in a large bowl, then stir
in ham and cooked potato mixture.” That
will leave the skillet empty.—Editor
• Jack Morgan is in James Patterson’s
Private series. Michael Bennett is in
Patterson’s Michael Bennett series
• The rice should be cooked prior to mixing
with other ingredients (“Stuffed Peppers,”
Farm to Table).
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