Vaccination

Vaccination is the most effective method of preventing infectious diseases. Widespread immunity due to vaccination is largely responsible for the worldwide eradication of smallpox and the elimination of diseases such as polio, measles, and tetanus from much of the world.

Infectious mononucleosis (IMS) is a viral infection caused by the Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV). Common layman terms for IMS include "glandular fever" and "kissing disease". EBV is a common virus and most people would have been exposed to it at some po... Read Full Answer
There are no cancers totally preventable by vaccinations. Cancers are due to cell mutations and subsequent proliferation of these mutated cells. There can be multiple triggers for such cell mutations, including certain viruses. Hence, to be more... Read Full Answer
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Males also can get protection for warts, which are irritating cauliflower growths that can happen anywhere on the body.Also males can be protected against anal and penile cancer.Lastly, males can protect their partners from getting cancers re... Read Full Answer
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The effectiveness depends on many factors.For it to be most effective, you should take it as young as possible (9years old), before the first intercourse.Also it depends on which country you are in.But overall, it is still a very effective vaccine... Read Full Answer
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Most GP clinics and polyclinics will carry the hepatitis B vaccine.Grberally it costs 45 before GST.Also you can use your medisave to take this vaccination, so it is reallyaffordable one. Read Full Answer
13 Important Facts About HPV Vaccination in Singapore
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The Gardasil 9 vaccination provides protection against cervical cancer as well as warts.When a medication or injection is approved by the government, it relies on research to support the claims made by the medications. In this case, the claim is t... Read Full Answer
Even if you had the chicken pox in your early twenties, the answer is still a yes (or at least a maybe) for someone your age (50s and above).  Although it's widely accepted that most people do contract chicken pox only once and you do get im... Read Full Answer
Hi there, The are a couple of ways that I can think off on the top of my head:1. Avoid the injection if possible i.e. consider oral medication where available2. Use the smallest needle possible3. Consider using a topical anaesthetic agent suc... Read Full Answer