What is Vaccination?

Vaccination is the process of administering an antigenic substance or vaccine that provides immunity against one or more diseases. It stimulates immunity in human body and protects the vaccinated person from infection and thus prevents the onset of the disease.

The term vaccination and immunization have often been mistakenly used interchangeably as both have different meaning. While vaccination is the administration of vaccine, immunization is basically what happens to the body after being vaccinated.

Portea brings forth different types of vaccinations at the comfort of your home. H1N1, Chicken Pox, Typhoid, Hepatitis B, Pneumonia, Cervical cancer are some of the regularly administered vaccinations for India. You can also get other types of new vaccines on special request.

When do you need us?

Vaccination is an important procedure that protects us from harmful diseases. It is just too taxing to visit a hospital or Doctor’s clinic for such a small procedure, more so if you can get vaccinations at home. Portea offers affordable nursing and on call doctor services, who will readily visit you and administer vaccines at home. If you ever find yourself in need of a vaccination all you need is to get online and book an appointment with us and we will send you an experienced nurse to administer the required vaccine. The varied vaccines list available with us is as follows;

Hepatitis B Vaccination

Hepatitis B vaccination is a three shot series vaccine that protects against hepatitis B virus that can lead to cirrhosis, liver cancer and consequent death. Hepatitis B is 50 to 100% more infectious than HIV, and once infected there is no particular treatment available for this disease and whatever medication that is available does not work effectively on everyone. So it is highly necessary to get one self and their loved one’s immunized of this infectious disease.

H1N1 Vaccination

The H1N1 vaccination protects people from infections caused by the influenza virus that caused a pandemic back in 2009. It is quite contagious and it is better to be protected against this disease then get infected. Although the virus is curable, it has a fatality rate of 11%. The H1N1 vaccination injection is not administered to people under 18 years of age and if they are allergic to eggs and gelatin.

Typhoid Vaccination

Typhoid vaccination injection protects people from the deadly ‘Salmonella Typhi’ virus that leads to the highly infectious disease Typhoid. Typhoid causes high fever, fatigue, weakness, stomach pains, headache, loss of appetite and rash. Typhoid fever is also very contagious and if not properly treated is fatal. It kills up to 30% of people infected with it.

Chicken Pox Vaccination

Chickenpox is a highly contagious disease caused by the initial infection with varicella zoster virus. Skin rash that forms small, itchy blisters, fever, headache are symptoms of this disease. Chickenpox is a curable disease but there are always exceptions and the disease can be lethal in babies, adolescents, pregnant women and people with weakened immune system. So make sure everyone is vaccinated in your family as Chickenpox vaccine is the best way to be protected from Chickenpox.

Pneumonia Vaccination

Pneumonia vaccination or Pneumococcal vaccination protects against the bacteria ‘Streptococcus pneumonia’ bacterium that can lead to pneumonia, sepsis and meningitis. All children younger than 2 years of age should get 4 doses of the Pneumonia Conjugate (PC13) vaccine. This vaccination is also recommended for adults up to 64 years of age. Pneumonia can be lethal for both kids and adults, so get your loved ones protected from this lethal disease with a Pneumonia Vaccination.

Cervical Cancer Vaccination

Cervical Cancer Vaccination or HPV vaccination protects women from the human papillomavirus, a sexually transmitted infection. Although cervical cancer is curable, yet it does kill thousands of women. The survival rate also depends on early detection and the stage of the cancer. So protect your mother, wife, daughter and sisters from this fatal disease and get them vaccinated as early as possible.

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How can we help?

Our experienced nurses visit patient’s home and help with vaccination at home. We also provide vaccination at corporate offices for employees. We offer Flu/H1N1, HBV, HAV, Typhoid, Pneumonia, chicken pox, DTP, MMR, meningitis, cholera, HPV/cervical cancer and Zoster vaccines. Other vaccines can be made available on request.

Importance of Vaccination

Prevention is better than cure and as such it is always advisable to get vaccinated for the varied diseases rather than suffer and seek medication. Vaccination forms a line of defense for our body and prevents it from getting infected with any infectious disease, some of which can be fatal. Thanks to vaccination a number of diseases like polio and small pox have been successfully eradicated. In fact, the Government of India has made a list of vaccines to be compulsory administered to kids that provide protection from diseases like – Tuberculosis, Diphtheria, Pertusis, Polio, Measles, Mumps, Hepatitis A and B, Typhoid, Rubella and Rota virus.

The top few reasons to get vaccinated are:

  • Vaccination protects children and adults from harmful diseases that can be fatal or might cause some physical disability.
  • If you are not immunized then you might just get infected with a disease and can spread the disease to family members with low immunity or those who are also not vaccinated
  • Vaccination costs far less than the cost of the medical care needed to cure you if you get infected with an infectious disease.

 

Benefits of Vaccination at home

Vaccination is a simple procedure and can be easily administered at home under the care of a trained nurse. The benefits of getting vaccination at home are as follows:

  • The most obvious benefit of getting vaccination at home is being able to get the services of doctor or nurse at the comfort of your home, rather than having to travel all the way to the hospital and wait for your turn.
  • Vaccinations causes a lot of stress among children, so to ease the process it is better to get them vaccinated at the comfort of the home, where they can also be handled by family members.
  • Getting vaccination at home also allows you the luxury to choose the day and time of vaccination as per your schedule, rather than having to abort important work just to make it for the Doctor’s appointment on time.

 

Possible side effects of vaccination

Vaccinations are safe and effective and are developed after a long period of research and reviews to assure its safety. However, vaccines do involve a little discomfort and can cause pain, redness and tenderness at the site of the injection and slight fever especially in small kids, these symptoms are minor in nature and usually fade away in a couple of days, but the kind of protection that vaccination offers outweighs the discomfort caused, and are absolutely necessary for the prevention of a disease and overall well being of an individual or a kid. It is important to understand that no vaccine is 100% effective in the prevention of diseases, yet we can’t just forego them as it could make you more vulnerable to getting affected with infectious diseases.

Vaccinations are developed after intensive research and are made to protect us against varied types of diseases. So it is highly recommended that each one of us talk to our doctor and find about the vaccination that we need and get them administered sooner than later for the prevention from fatal disease, as prevention is always better than cure.

VACCINATION NEAR ME

With the availability of vaccination at home, you no longer need to stress yourself about visiting a clinic or hospital and aggravate the injury. Just Google vaccination near me and make an appointment with a nurse on Portea. You will get the best trained nurses to help you in getting your normal life back as soon as possible.

 

Some of the lab tests and packages provided by Portea:

VDRL Test | TSH | ECG Test | Uric Acid Test | Full Body Checkup | RBS Test | Typhoid Test | Urine Culture Test |

 

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References:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaccination

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaccine

https://www.vaccines.gov/basics/index.html

http://www.who.int/topics/vaccines/en/

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY

  • Maria George

    I availed cervical cancer vaccine for my 14 years daughter. A trained nurse came to our home for the vaccination.

  • Priya Pathak

    When all my neighbours were being infected with Typhoid, I realized it’s high time to get vaccinated. I opted for Typhoid vaccine for both me and my husband from Portea and the experience was good.