VaccinationNo-prescription service See our prices How we work1Make an appointmentOne of our nurses will contact you within 8 working hours of booking your appointment, to clarify and confirm your request.2Type of vaccinePublic health vaccines are free of charge. You will only be charged the injection or consultation fee ($30).2ConsultationWe update vaccination records. Our nurses can answer your questions and provide you with information on the various vaccines.Our services Medical samplingVaccinationEar cleaningCryotherapySTI screeningElectrocardiogramWomen’s healthWound careMedical samplingVaccinationEar cleaningCryotherapySTI screeningElectrocardiogramWomen’s healthWound care Book now Available vaccines Shingles vaccine Pneumonia vaccine Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Whooping cough vaccine Varicella vaccine Hepatitis A and B vaccines Tetanus vaccine Flu vaccine Catch-up vaccination* Our clinic offers many other vaccines on request, depending on your needs.Don’t hesitate to contact us to obtain the vaccine you need.Benefits and risks of vaccinationVaccination is one of the most controversial subjects of recent times. Opinions differ on the efficacy, safety and necessity of vaccination.However, vaccination is one of the most effective ways of preventing disease and saving lives. Vaccines have successfully controlled or eradicated many diseases, including polio, smallpox and measles.However, vaccines also carry potential risks and side effects, which are important to consider. In the next three sections, we’ll explore the benefits and risks of vaccinations, including potential side effects. Benefits of vaccination Protection against infectious diseasesOne of the main advantages of vaccines is that they protect against infectious diseases. Vaccines help the body develop immunity to a specific disease, making it less likely to become ill if exposed to it. Vaccines have helped to eradicate many infectious diseases, such as smallpox, which was declared eradicated by the World Health Organization in 1980. Group immunityThey also contribute to herd immunity, which occurs when a significant proportion of a population is immune to a disease. When a large percentage of the population is vaccinated, it becomes difficult for the disease to spread and therefore evolve, protecting those who cannot be vaccinated, such as infants and people with weakened immune systems. EconomicalVaccines are cost-effective compared to the treatment of infectious diseases when you travel abroad. The cost of vaccination is much lower than the cost of treating those infected by the disease. Vaccines can save your life and prevent serious health complications, reducing your risk of a stay in a foreign hospital. Potential risks of vaccination Undesirable effectsAlthough vaccines are generally safe, they can cause adverse reactions in some people. Common side effects include redness and swelling at the injection site, mild fever and fatigue. Serious side effects are rare, but can occur. These can include allergic reactions, convulsions and inflammation of the brain. Vaccine-preventable diseasesThere is a small risk of contracting a vaccine-preventable disease due to the vaccine itself. This happens because some vaccines use weakened or inactivated forms of the virus or bacteria to trigger an immune response. In rare cases, these weakened or inactivated viruses or bacteria can cause the very disease they are designed to protect against. However, the risk of contracting the disease from the vaccine is significantly lower than the risk of contracting the disease from natural exposure. Common side effects of vaccines Injection site reactionsInjection site reactions are the most common side effect of vaccines. These may include redness, swelling, pain and tenderness at the injection site. These side effects are generally mild and disappear on their own within a few days. Mild feverSome vaccines may cause a slight fever as a side effect. This happens because the immune system reacts to the vaccine. A mild fever is not usually cause for concern and can be treated with over-the-counter antipyretics. FatigueFatigue is another common side effect of vaccinations. This happens because the body uses energy to mount an immune response to the vaccine. Resting and staying hydrated can help relieve fatigue.Do you have a need? Book an appointment now! Book now It's SIMPLE, QUICK and EFFICIENT! Did you know that...The first smallpox vaccine dates back to 1796, developed by Edward Jenner. Here’s a relevant article from Le soleil.Vaccination works by stimulating the immune system to produce antibodies that protect against disease. Vaccines contain antigens that mimic the micro-organisms that cause disease. When the immune system encounters these antigens, it produces antibodies that protect against the actual micro-organisms.There are different types of vaccines, including: Live attenuated vaccines: These vaccines contain live viruses that have been weakened so as not to cause disease. Inactivated virus vaccines: These vaccines contain viruses that have been killed and cannot cause disease. Subunit vaccines: These vaccines contain specific parts of the disease-causing micro-organisms. Inactivated toxin vaccines: These vaccines contain toxins produced by the micro-organisms that cause the disease.