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Vaccine

Vaccine

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Is meningococcal vaccination is necessary for baby? And if yes, then at what age? Please suggest me.

Is meningococcal vaccination is necessary for baby? And if yes, then at what age? Please suggest me.
These boosters are recommended five years after the first meningitis vaccination and then every five years thereafter if vaccinated after age 7. If vaccinated between ages 2 and 7, the first booster should be given three years after the initial vaccine and then every five years.
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Adult Immunisation - Vaccines That Are Of Great Help!

Adult Immunisation - Vaccines That Are Of Great Help!

Vaccines are not just for kids; the human body can be vulnerable to viruses during any time period of life. It is important for an adult to get vaccinated regularly, else there are always chances that some virus or infection may attack you in a severe way.

Let's look at some of the vaccines adults should get for a healthy and ensured life:

Human Papilloma Vaccine: Human Papillomavirus is one such deadly virus that is responsible for Cervical Cancer in women and Skin or Genital Warts in both men and women. There are over 100 types of Human Papillomavirus that can spread between people through skin contact. Around 40 of them pass on through sexual contact. HPV vaccine is available in any reputed hospital.

There are two kinds of HPV vaccines -

  • Gardasil: This vaccine protects the human body from HVP type 16, 18, 6 and 11. It prevents you from having genital warts and further spreading of the disease through sexual contact.
  • Gardasil 9: This vaccine protects the body from HPV 31, 33, 45, 52 and 58. Gardasil 9 is responsible for the protection of these kinds of HPV viruses that cause Cervical Cancer in women.

When should we get it?

You can get HPV vaccine anytime; one single shot lasts about two years.

Pneumococcal Vaccine -

This vaccine protects the human body from diseases like Pneumonia and Meningitis.

Who should get this vaccine?

  • Adults who smoke regularly are vulnerable to Pneumonia and should get this vaccine.
  • Elderly people over the age of 60 are also vulnerable to pneumonia and should get this vaccine shot as soon as possible.

How many vaccine shots should I get?

PCV 13 and PPSV23 is prescribed to the elderly over the age of 60. PCV13 is to be taken at first and PPSV23 to be taken one year after the first shot.

Hepatitis Vaccine -

Strains of Hepatitis Viruses like A, B and C attack the Liver and can cause Liver failure in adults. There are vaccines to prevent the human body from Type A and Type B. However, there’s no vaccine for hepatitis C yet.

Who can get it?

  • Hepatitis B vaccine can be administered to people of all age groups, be it children or adults.
  • Hepatitis A vaccine is mostly prescribed to people working in the healthcare sector or going abroad to a tropical country.

When to get it?

Hepatitis vaccine can be taken during any time of the year.

Vaccine options for Flu:

  • Inactivated Influenza Vaccine (IIV)
  • Recombinant Influenza Vaccine (RIV)
  • Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine (LAIV)

Vaccine options for Typhoid:

  • Inactivated (killed) vaccine
  • Live, Attenuated (Weakened) Vaccine

Vaccine options for Pneumococcal:

Vaccine option for Hepatitis A:

  • Inactivated (Killed) Vaccine

Vaccine for Hepatitis B:

  • It is made from the parts of Hepatitis B virus but it cannot cause Hepatitis B infection.

Human body is vulnerable throughout its life. Deadly viruses can attack our body anytime, and we must stay prepared and ahead of them. The vaccines mentioned above would help in avoiding some of the common but dangerous diseases.

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HPV Vaccine - What You Must Know About It?

HPV Vaccine - What You Must Know About It?

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is one the most common sexually transmitted virus and an HPV vaccination protect you against this virus. It is estimated that HP infects at least 50% of the population during their sexually active phase. Although the virus is not a deadly type of a virus asit goes away on its own, in some cases, it can lead to anal, throat cancers and genital warts as well.

The common vaccine
Gardasil is the common form of HPV vaccine that is routinely given for such conditions. It is given to people who’re between the age group of 9 and 26. HPV vaccine is not fool-proof as these don’t work effectively against all types of HPV. But, these vaccines are effective against the high-risk strains that account for nearly 75% of all cervical cancers. The vaccine is also effective against the cancer of the vagina and vulva.

The correct dose
The vaccine has a virus-like strain but it is not the actual virus. The patient is given three doses over a period of six months, and there are no side effects associated with it, apart from giddiness and instances of fainting spells (in some cases). However, these are only passing phases and should disappear in some time.

Small facts
It’s always advisable that you consult a well-trusted doctor before going for one of such vaccines. Thanks to marketing gimmicks, many people can be misguided into this, so it’s always better to know if you’re the right person for this or not. Check your report with a doctor, and then decide. Recently, Gardasil 9 was approved by the medical associations and this strain of vaccine is far more effective than its counterparts.


Know the age factor
Ideally, the vaccine should be endorsed for the population at the ages 11 to 12. It is advisable to give the vaccine at a young age, before the sexual activity of a person starts or the start of the puberty.

Gender talk
Gardasil vaccine can be given to women till they reach the age of 25 or 26 and in case they are not exposed to the vaccine at an early stage. Gardasil vaccination is also effective for men in the age group of 9 to 25 and it helps in the prevention of genital warts which is the most common STI among men.

Prevent cancer?
Gardasil has also been used in the prevention of cancer. It should be noted that the vaccinations are not an exact cure for HPV but it minimizes the chances. It also doesn’t mean that women can skip the Pap smear tests once they are vaccinated that are used to rule out the chances of cervical cancer.

Above all the vaccination should not be taken without consulting your gynaecologist

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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HPV Vaccination - Everything You Should Be Aware About!

HPV Vaccination - Everything You Should Be Aware About!

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a group of 200 viruses. 40 of these are transmitted through direct sexual contact. The infections from papillomavirus can cause penile cancer and anal cancer in men. It can cause genital warts, cervical cancer, anal cancer, oropharyngeal cancer, vulval cancer, and vaginal cancer in women. The Human Papillomavirus is used to prevent such diseases.

Transmission and infection from HPV

The symptoms of the HPV infection usually develop years after the first contact. Therefore, there is a huge possibility of transmission of the virus during intimate. HPV virus may be of a high-risk variety or a low-risk variety. The high-risk HPV produces two proteins. These deactivate the tumour suppressing genes. This leads to abnormal growth of cells that causes cancer. Cervical cancer is the most common form of HPV infection.

In India over 1,22,000 women are diagnosed annually from HPV related cancers. Of them, 67,000 women die annually. Thus, India has the highest HPV related deaths in the world. Using HPV vaccination when a person becomes sexually active is the only preventive method.

HPV Vaccine

HPV vaccine is used to produce antibodies against the virus that prevent them from infecting the cells. It contains virus-like particles. These are not infectious despite having the structure of a virus. The vaccine promotes antibody production and prevents future infections. HPV vaccine is quite effective if an individual is immunised before becoming sexually active. The vaccination requires three shots given over a period of 6 months if you are beetween age 13-26. All girls before marriage should take this vaccine. It is single best vaccine which can prevent genital cancer in women.

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Cervical Cancer Screening And Vaccine!

Cervical Cancer Screening And Vaccine!

Cervical cancer is one of the major health concern in India. To curb this up, cervical cancer screening is done in reproduction age group patients to diagnose it. It is a one-minute painless opd procedure in which secretion around the cervix is taken for testing. It is called a pap smear test. Another more specific test is liquid-based cytology (LBC) which is also done in a similar way. The report comes within 2 days. Cervical cancer vaccine comes in the form of injections. Total 3 doses of injections are to be taken over 6 month period. I request all women to undergo cervical cancer screening and vaccination and stay healthy always.

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I am suffering from malaria so I want to know its causes and vaccine for its treatment.

I am suffering from malaria so I want to know its causes and vaccine for its treatment.
Hello, Malaria is an acute febrile illness. In a non-immune individual, symptoms appear 7 days or more (usually 10–15 days) after the infective mosquito bite. The first symptoms – fever, headache, chills and vomiting – may be mild and difficult to recognize as malaria. If not treated within 24 hours, P. Falciparum malaria can progress to severe illness, often leading to death. Children with severe malaria frequently develop 1 or more of the following symptoms: severe anaemia, respiratory distress in relation to metabolic acidosis, or cerebral malaria. In adults, multi-organ involvement is also frequent. In malaria endemic areas, people may develop partial immunity, allowing asymptomatic infections to occur. Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease of humans and other animals caused by parasitic protozoans (a group of single-celled microorganisms) belonging to the genus Plasmodium. The disease is transmitted by the biting of mosquitos, and the symptoms usually begin ten to fifteen days after being bitten. Prevention: Methods used to prevent malaria include medications, mosquito elimination and the prevention of bites. There is no vaccine for malaria. The presence of malaria in an area requires a combination of high human population density, high anopheles mosquito population density and high rates of transmission from humans to mosquitoes and from mosquitoes to humans. -Mosquito nets help keep mosquitoes away from people and reduce infection rates and transmission of malaria. Nets are not a perfect barrier and are often treated with an insecticide designed to kill the mosquito before it has time to find a way past the net. -Indoor residual spraying is the spraying of insecticides on the walls inside a home. -Cover over areas of stagnant, still water, such as water tanks that are ideal breeding grounds for the parasite and mosquito, thus cutting down the risk of the transmission between people. -There are a number of drugs that can help prevent or interrupt malaria in travelers to places where infection is common. Many of these drugs are also used in treatment. Medication: Homoeopathic medicines can treat the malaria well without any side-effects. Take homoeoapthic medicine - Cincohna 30/ 3 times a day daily for 4 weeks.
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I want a prescription for Zostavax vaccine & pneumovax23 vaccine as I want to get vaccinated.

I want a prescription for Zostavax vaccine & pneumovax23 vaccine as I want to get vaccinated.
You can get your vaccination done from local Pediatrician but as they are special vaccines you need to inform doctor prior going there as they have to arrange it specially for you.
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Is it necessary to get the vaccination of brain fever to the child of 5 months.We rae residing at indirapuram, ghaziabad. If yes, then which vaccination and how much dose do it have and approx cost for the same? thanks .

Three doses of hib vaccine is usually given in combination with dpt and/or hepatitis b. Cost depends on brand used and doctor's fees and could be around one thousand rupees. Other vaccine for meningococcal meningitis is used in high risk babies or those who demand and who can afford. All require 3 doses for primary immunisation at one month interval and a booster dose after one year
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Vaccination in diabetes

Vaccination in diabetes
Patients with diabetes are considered to be at an increased risk of infection and infectious complications. There should consider vaccination for hepatitis b, influenza (flu vaccine) and 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccination, according to a study published in clinical diabetes, 2015.
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