Many are aware about vaccines because of their children. As soon as an infant is borne, new parents are advised on immunizing their infant with vaccines and protecting them from life threatening diseases. Today, Corona has made the vaccines part of everyday discussion and happenings, Thanks to it. It has made everyone aware of benefits of vaccine, availability of vaccines for some of the life-threatening diseases and its protective action.
At Phoenix Hospital, different vaccination programme is followed for the paediatric patients and others depending upon their age.
Vaccinations for Paediatrics & Infants:Your Content Goes Here
Vaccination for Woman aged above 16 years:
Cervical cancer which is considered to be one of the leading causes of death among Indian women in age group of 30-69 years*. It is observed that 99% of cervical cancer is linked to Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infection. HPV is the commonest virus causing infection in the reproductive tract and transmitted through sexual contact.
Vaccines are available for protection against 2 cancer causing strains of HPV. Vaccination is recommended for girls and woman (aged 9-26 years)
*Indian J Med Paediat Onco 2016 Oct-Dec; 37(4): 278-285
Vaccinations for Seniors (aged above 60 years):
Aging seniors face weakened immunity and become vulnerable to infections which may lead to life threatening complications in presence of comorbid conditions like asthma, hypertension, cardiac disease, diabetes, cancer etc. vaccination against some of the common communicable disease can help in safeguarding the health. Some of the recommended vaccines are –
- Influenza vaccine
- Shingles vaccine
- Pneumococcal vaccine
- Hepatitis B vaccine
- Tetanus vaccine
- Whooping cough vaccine