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Vaccinations in pregnancy: Safeguard for mom and baby

Getting vaccinated during pregnancy is not just about personal health - it is about protecting both you and your baby from various diseases. By getting vaccinated, you build a shield of immunity that keeps you both safe throughout your pregnancy, during birth, and even when your baby is brand new. It is all about making sure you are strong and healthy, ready to welcome your little one into the world without worry.

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Cervical cancer: A preventable deadly cancer

According to the World Health Organization, in 2020, cervical cancer is the 4th most common cancer found in women worldwide. We now know that the human papillomavirus or HPV is the main cause of cervical cancer.

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HPV vaccine FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

There are two methods for cervical cancer screening: Pap smear or Co-test. The Co-test method enhances accuracy since it can detect abnormalities at the cellular level.

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Herpes Zoster, Better safe than sorry!

Nowadays, herpes zoster can be easily found in our daily life. The weaker immune system you have, the more you’re at risk of herpes zoster infection. That’s why all adults 50 years of age and older should get the herpes zoster vaccine… the strong protection against herpes zoster and its complications!

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Dengue vaccine, protecting yourself from the peak period for dengue fever.

You and your loved ones are in danger due to the increasing in dengue fever during the rainy season!, especially children and those with recurrent infections. Knowing that protecting yourself from carrier mosquito bites seems almost impossible, dengue vaccination is another option for lowering your risk of developing a serious infection that can cause you to be fatal.

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Why hesitate to get the chickenpox vaccine? – Better consider the best and simplest way to strengthen your immunity than never!

Consider before it’s too late! If you don’t want to catch chickenpox and have blister-like itchy rash all over your entire body, getting the chickenpox vaccine is the answer. Everyone who have never had the disease or never been vaccinated should get the chickenpox vaccine... just 2 shots and you will be guarded for life!

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Time for “Tdap booster”, the best protection against the life-threatening diseases “Diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis”

If you are 19 years or older, it’s time to think about “Tdap booster shot” that should be received every 10 years throughout your lifetime. For life-long protection against 3 life-threatening diseases “Diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis”, only your childhood vaccination is not enough!

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Pneumococcal vaccine… more than a defense against pneumonia!

If you’re 65 years and older, or 19-64 years old with certain health conditions such as chronic heart, lung, kidney, and liver disease, diabetes, alcoholism, or cigarette smoking, you should receive the pneumococcal vaccine. Not only will the vaccine protect you from pneumonia, but it also protects you from bloodstream and brain infection which can be life threatening.

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Influenza vaccine – The important vaccine during COVID-19 pandemic

Influenza (flu) is an acute respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. People who have flu often feel some or all of these symptoms: runny or stuffy nose, cough, sore throat, fever, headache, fatigue (tiredness), and muscle or body aches.

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