A vaccination is a preventative measure that makes the body
stronger against a particular infection. The body fights infections using the immune system,
which is made up of billions of cells. Vaccines can protect us from serious and sometimes
deadly diseases. Diseases such as Polio (which causes paralysis), Hepatitis B (which can
cause liver cancer) and HPV infection (which can cause cervical cancer) can be prevented by
administering a vaccine.
How does a vaccine work?
The vaccine typically contains an agent that resembles a disease-causing microorganism, and is often made from weakened or killed forms of the microbe, its toxins or one of its surface proteins. The agent stimulates the body's immune system to recognize the agent as foreign, destroy it, and "remember" it, so that the immune system can more easily recognize and destroy any of these microorganisms that it later encounters.
Vaccines are administered at specific times during a child’s life, while some vaccines for adults can be administered when required.
We offer vaccines for the following:
Two doses of the vaccine are about 90% effective at preventing chickenpox.
The second dose is usually administered between the age of 4 and 6. If it is administered earlier than age 4, the time between the two doses should be no less than three months (According to CDC2016.09 directives)
This vaccine is administered in 3 doses. The second dose is administered 1 month after the first dosage and the third is administered 6 months after the second does.
A combination vaccine for children between the age of 1 and 18 is also available.
This vaccine is administered in 3 doses. The second dose is administered 1 month after the first dosage and the third is administered 6 months after the second dose.
In children, it is administered as part of the pentavalent vaccine. Adults can opt to either have the vaccine separately or in combination with Hepatitis A vaccine.
Measles is also available as combination vaccine in MMR. This combination can only be taken from 1 year of age.
Children, adolescents and adults receive one dose.
Women of childbearing age should check with their doctor to make sure they are vaccinated before they get pregnant.
Included in pentavalent vaccine for babies.
Five doses are recommended with booster doses every 10 years.
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