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Vaccines

Vaccines for everyone in the family.

A vaccine is a biological agent prepared from the causative agent of a disease and administered to a person to boost the body’s immunity against that disease.

The causative agent in the vaccine is usually weakened to the extent that it cannot cause disease in the individual to whom the vaccine is given. The body then produces natural defenses ( antibodies) which are like the body’s armory made ready to fight disease in case the individual gets infected. 

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Vaccines

Vaccines for everyone in the family.

A vaccine is a biological agent prepared from the causative agent of a disease and administered to a person to boost the body’s immunity against that disease.

The causative agent in the vaccine is usually weakened to the extent that it cannot cause disease in the individual to whom the vaccine is given. The body then produces natural defenses ( antibodies) which are like the body’s armory made ready to fight disease in case the individual gets infected. 

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  • What is a vaccine?

    A vaccine is a biological agent prepared from the causative agent of a disease and administered to a person to boost the body’s immunity against that disease.

    The causative agent in the vaccine is usually weakened to the extent that it cannot cause disease in the individual to whom the vaccine is given. The body then produces natural defenses ( antibodies) which are like the body’s armory made ready to fight disease in case the individual gets infected. 

  • Can vaccines prevent disease?

    Yes! In fact, vaccination is the most effective method of preventing infectious diseases. Vaccines equip the body’s immunity with ‘knowledge’ of diseases s0 that it prepares itself for them before they occur. As a result, the progression of diseases is stopped at the level of infection.

    This ensures that the infected individual does not experience signs and symptoms or effects of the disease. 

  • Learn More About Vaccines

    Who should be vaccinated?

    All members of the family will require to be vaccinated at some point in their life. The vaccines are usually given at various ages due because the risk for certain infectious diseases varies by age group.

    Are all vaccines injections?

    Most vaccines will be delivered by use of an injection due to the risk of alteration of the constituents by the digestive enzymes rendering them ineffective. The polio vaccine, however, does have an oral form which is easily administered during the early weeks of life.

    Where should the injection be administered?

    The injectable forms are usually given injected into different sites with appropriate muscular cover such as the shoulder area, the buttocks, and the upper thigh regions.

    Intramuscular injections enhance the entry of the vaccine’s active agents into the bloodstream.

  • Childhood Vaccinations

    Vaccination plays a crucial role in the prevention of childhood diseases that are leading causes of illness and death.

    Death from diseases such as pneumonia is significantly reduced by the administration of vaccines in early childhood.

    Polio and measles are potentially disabling and fatal diseases that are also easily prevented by childhood vaccines.

    The correct vaccines to be administered can be discussed with a pediatrician during the routine neonatal care visit.

    You can view the available childhood vaccinations by clicking here.

  • Should Teenagers Get Vaccinated?

    Absolutely! Teens are also eligible to receive WHO-recommended vaccinations.

    The most effective among these is the Human Papilloma Virus vaccine which has been confirmed to be effective in the prevention of cervical cancers by offering protection against the strains of the virus that cause the disease.

    It is usually administered to girls in their teenage years.

    In addition to these several seasonal vaccinations may be administered in this age group. These may be required for travel or as booster doses for earlier vaccinations.

  • What about Vaccinations in Pregnancy?

    Vaccines have a role in safeguarding the health of both mother and child during pregnancy.

    The tetanus vaccine is administered in several doses when a woman is expectant. More doses will be given in consequent pregnancies as well.

    The Covid-19 vaccine is also recommended in pregnancy to prevent expectant mothers from contracting severe forms of the viral illness.

    Click here to get professional advice about vaccination in pregnancy.

  • Vaccines for Elderly Patients with Chronic Diseases

    Elderly patients are known to have a weakened immune system. This coupled with diseases such as hypertension and diabetes makes them prone to potentially severe respiratory infections such as pneumonia.

    Vaccines have recently been proven to reduce their susceptibility to severe bacterial and viral types of pneumonia.

    Click here to see what options we have for elderly care vaccinations.

    You could also seek professional advice from a physician about vaccines for the elderly.

  • What if I react to Vaccinations?

    Vaccines are known to provoke adverse(unintended) reactions which are usually a result of an exaggerated immune response to certain constituents of the particular vaccine.

    However, not all vaccines will trigger an adverse response because they are usually composed of different constituents.

    Those who have a history of adverse reactions to vaccinations are advised to seek professional advice when considering getting a particular vaccination.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination

    Several Covid-19 vaccines have been approved by regulating bodies for public use. They provide protection by preventing the progression of Covid-19 to severe, life-threatening forms.

    We are not providing Covid-19 vaccinations at the moment but are planning to roll out vaccination services in the near future.

  • Travel Vaccinations

    You may be required to get a vaccination the next time you travel out of the country.

    Different geographic zones may have a schedule of necessary vaccinations to be received before entry to their territories is permitted.

    However, the more commonly requested vaccinations are available from Ponea Health.

    Check out our professional and quality travel vaccinations today.

Frequenty Asked Questions

  • What is the Ponea Health booking experience?

    The Ponea Health e-commerce platform offers a one-stop-shop for vaccination services. Book our quality and professional vaccination services conveniently at the comfort of your home, hotel or office.

  • What is Ponea Health Price comparison?

    Ponea health is an aggregator of various health services and providers that work in tandem to guarantee holistic patient care. Through Ponea Health e commerce platform, you are able to compare and array of vetted providers such as doctors, laboratories and imaging centers offering similar services at different price points and locations. This allows you to select one within your budget and convenience in terms of location.

  • Do I have to visit a hospital to get my lab samples taken?

    Through the Ponea Health mobile phlebotomy services, you can get your samples conveniently collected by a vetted professional at the comfort of your home, office, or hotel . The short turnaround times for sample processing and dispatch of results to both yourself and the doctor guarantees prompt diagnosis and treatment.

  • How do I get my medications?

    Ponea Health e-pharmacy platform is a 24-hour service that is dedicated to delivering medication promptly and conveniently to your home or preferred pick-up point. Through the upload prescription functionality, you can submit your prescription and get your medication delivered right to your doorstep.

  • What do the ratings on my doctor mean?

    Doctors on the Ponea Health e-commerce platform are rated based on a combination of their qualifications, continuous professional advancement and overall patient satisfaction. This guarantees you get the highest attainable level of care.

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