Basic Vaccine Information
Influenza (“Flu”) is a contagious disease. It is caused by the influenza virus, which can be spread by coughing, sneezing or nasal secretions. Influenza viruses are always changing. Because of this, vaccines are updated every year and an annual vaccination is recommended.
Hepatitis A is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). It is usually spread by close personal contact and sometimes by eating food or drinking water containing HAV. Hepatitis A Vaccine is made from inactivated hepatitis A virus. It is 94% - 100% effective in prevented hepatitis A.
Hepatitis B is a serious disease that affects the liver. It is caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). It is spread through contact with the body or other body fluids of an infected person through breaks in the skin such as bite, cuts or sores. It can also be acquired through unprotected sex with an infected person. Hepatitis B vaccine is an inactivated vaccine that is the mage from the non-infectious part of the HBV virus, called hepatitis B surface antigen.
HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
HPV is a sexually transmitted virus. It can cause cervical cancer in women. It is the 2nd leading cause of cervical cancer of cancer deaths among women around the world. It can also cause genital warts in the upper respiratory tract. The HPV vaccine works by preventing the most common types of cervical cancer and genital warts.
The bacteria that cause tetanus, Clostridium tetani, are found in soil, dust and animal feces. When they enter deep flesh wound, spores of the bacteria may produce a powerful toxin, tetanospasmin, which acts on various areas of your nervous system. The effect of the toxin in your nerves can cause muscle stiffness and spasms the major signs of tetanus. The tetanus vaccines provide protection against these bacteria.
Pneumococcus is caused by pneumonia bacteria. It can be found in many people’s noses and throats and is spread by coughing. Sneezing or contact with respiratory secretions. The pneumococcal bacteria which are more likely to cause serious disease.
*Please consult your doctor prior to vaccination.
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