HPV vaccination is a vaccine that helps to prevent diseases caused by HPV virus, including cervical cancer, vulvar cancer and vaginal cancer. Clinical researches have indicated the significant effect of the vaccine in terms of cervical cancer prevention. There are three doses in a complete course, the second dose will be given one month after the first dose and the third one will be given five month after the first dose. A completion of the whole course is required for the effectiveness of the vaccine.
Herpes Zoster is caused by varicella-zoster virus infection, the same virus that causes chicken pox. Patients will develop painful rash with blisters. Herpes Zoster Vaccine can help suppress or control the viruses within the body to prevent the risk of developing herpes zoster and the neurogenic pain that comes after it. Researches have shown that the effectiveness of the vaccine is up to 70%. For people over the age of 50, one vaccination is able to prevent the risk of developing herpes zoster.
Influenza is caused by influenza virus, a highly contagious respiratory illness. Influenza viruses are mainly transmitted by droplets when infected people cough, sneeze or talk, or through direct contact of the secretions of infected people. It is more common in periods from January to March and from July to August in Hong Kong. Clinical features include fever, runny nose, sore throat, muscle pain, joint pain, and loss of appetite and generalized fatigue, some may have severe complications such as otitis media, pneumonia, endocarditis, meningitis, or even death.Next