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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.

Overview

A vaccine administration may be oral, by injection (intramuscular, intradermal, subcutaneous), or intranasal.

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 point in their lives. It is often spre...
28 Aug 2019
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 accurate, I would explain...
19 Aug 2019
Dr Paul Ang
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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 related to HPV.
8 Aug 2019
Dr Paul Ang
"Family Physician with special interest in Mental Health"
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The effectiveness depends on many factors. For it to be most effective, you should take it as young as possible (9 years old), before the first intercourse. Also it depends on which country you are in. But overall, it is still a very effective vaccine to prevent against cancer, a...
8 Aug 2019
Dr Paul Ang
"Family Physician with special interest in Mental Health"
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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 really affordable one.
8 Aug 2019

13 Important Facts About HPV Vaccination in Singapore

13 Important Facts About HPV Vaccination in Singapore

You would probably be surprised if I say that HPV Vaccination uptake in Singapore is one of the lowest in the world [1]. A small population study shows that only 9.6% of females aged below 25 have taken the vaccine [2]. That is very low compared to 80% in the UK [1] and 70% in Australia [3].

Listed below are 13 important facts you need to know about HPV vaccination in Singapore:

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Dr Paul Ang
"Family Physician with special interest in Mental Health"
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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 that: In the few thousands of patients that the co...
20 Jul 2019
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 immunity against it after, the same vir...
14 Jul 2019
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 available 2. Use the smallest needle possible 3. Consider using a topical anaesthetic agent such as Emla cream 4. Ask an experienced practitione...
2 Jul 2019
The MMR vaccine is completely safe, and does not cause autism. Vaccination is very important because it prevents diseases that can cause permanent complications and death. In the case of the MMR vaccine, it prevents measles, mumps, and rubella. Measles complications include...
8 Jan 2019
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