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Vaccicare

The Clinic Tends to:

  • People with diabetes, chronic kidney disease, chronic liver disease, lung or heart disease, post- CNS surgeries, post head injuries
  • Young females between 19–26 years for HPV
  • Children, pregnant women, healthcare workers, elderly people above 65 years
  • Patients with HIV, dialysis, and those needing repeated transfusions like haemophilia

The Vaccicare at the Jehangir Wellness Centre provides the following vaccines for adults as well as children

1.Tetanus
2.Diphtheria
3.Pertussis
4.Influenza
5.HPV vaccine
6.Hepatitis A
7.Hepatitis B
8.Measles-Mumps-Rubella
9.Pneumococcal

Universal vaccination may well be the greatest success story in medical history.

- Michael Specter

If you think vaccines are just for kids, it’s a myth that has now become void. Because, adults need protection too. The vaccines you took during your childhood may not necessarily protect you during your adulthood. It is because many of the vaccine-preventable infections could re-emerge after adolescent age, as the protective cover of childhood shots begins to fade.

Jehangir Hospital has recently launched the Vaccicare with the initiative to provide specialised advice on adult vaccination to patients. The clinic is a one-stop shop, where expert doctors and specialised medical assistants overlook the storage, prescription, counselling, and administration of vaccines to the patients.

Vaccines are the tugboats of preventive health.

- William Foege

Benefits of Adult Vaccinations

Getting a vaccine for prevention of infectious diseases and health conditions comes with a host of benefits:

  • Vaccines boost your protection and immunity against a particular disease. Administering vaccines for adults at a later stage in life reduces susceptibility to conditions such as pertussis, tetanus, or diphtheria toxoid.
  • Whooping cough and flu vaccines, when taken by pregnant women, create extra protection for both the mother and the baby.
  • For people who travel a lot, getting a vaccine can pre- emptively help protect against any possible illnesses you can run into at your destination.
  • Vaccines help strengthen your immunity, which might have taken a dip due to unhealthy lifestyles.
  • Newer vaccines for even more rare diseases have been developed and getting a shot for these could prevent your chances of catching these illnesses.

Vaccine-preventable deaths– H1N1, pneumococcal and meningococcal infections.

1.Trivalent Influenza Vaccine– Can prevent H1N1 and seasonal influenza.
2.Pneumococcal Vaccine– Can prevent pneumococcal pneumonia.
3.Meningococcal Vaccine– Can prevent against Meningococcal meningitis
4.HPV Vaccine– Can prevent against Cervical cancer.
5.Hepatitis B Vaccine– Can prevent deaths related to chronic Hepatitis B
6.Typhoid Vaccine– Can prevent deaths related to Typhoid
7.Zoster Vaccine– Can prevent long term pain and disability, especially in elderly.

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