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Immunization/Vaccinations

Immunization/Vaccinations

We provide Vaccinations and Routine Immunization for all patients, including Anti-Rabies, Hepatitis, Chicken Pox, Polio, Tetanus Toxoid, Typhoid, DPT, DTaP etc. Call us for an appointment.

 

Immunization is a simple and effective way to protect your child from serious diseases. By immunising your child, not only do you give them the best start to a healthy future but you help protect the broader community by minimising the spread of disease. Unfortunately, some babies are too young to be vaccinated and others may be ineligible due to allergies, illness or weakened immune systems. By having your own children immunised, you help protect these individuals also.

 

Immunization protects against a large number of childhood diseases considered dangerous. These include:

Whooping cough (pertussis), measles, German measles (rubella), meningococcal C, pneumococcal disease, chickenpox (varicella), tetanus, mumps, polio, diphtheria, rotavirus and hepatitis.

 

When you vaccinate a child against a disease, you teach the immune system by mimicking a natural infection. The body cannot tell that the vaccine virus is weakened, and it engulfs the virus as if it were dangerous. It then creates antibodies to fight the disease, quickly clearing the virus. What remains is a series of cells designed to fight against future infection. Should your child come into contact with the disease for real, their immune system is able to respond effectively, preventing the disease developing or greatly reducing its severity. As medical science advances, it’s possible for people to be protected from an increasing number of diseases. Some diseases which once injured or killed thousands of children have been eliminated entirely. For example, smallpox shots are no longer required as the disease simply doesn’t exist anymore thanks to vaccination.