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EHS Paper Release – November 2016

 

Immunization Awareness/Information


This is to invite you for immunization, to protect from diseases like Influenza Pneumonia, Hepatitis A and B, Meningitis, Diphtheria Tetanus and Poliomyelitis and others.
Everyone, 6 months and older is recommended for annual flu vaccination. Adults aged 50 years and over, and individuals in and at risk group age 2 years or over are given the Pneumococcal vaccine for protection.
Teenagers and Adults are given booster doses of Diphtheria Tetanus and Polio vaccine,
The At risk group are people with diabetes, asthma, heart, liver, lung disease or any chronic health condition. Others to be given 1mms are:

  • International travelers
  • Individuals who have not received all childhood immunizations complete.
  • Individual on illegal Drug use
  • Individuals with multiple sex partners or same sex partners.
  • Hospital/Clinic/Nursing care home workers
  • Individuals in an institutional setting, school or college campus.
  • Individuals receiving clotting factor drugs or long term aspirin therapy
  • Individuals with immune system problems

Please take the time to call us to schedule an appointment for any of your due vaccinations.

You can contact Elite Health Systems on 01-9036969 or 08091118934.
Summary of those who are recommended to have the influenza and Pneumococcal vaccine.
  • Everyone, ages 60 and over
  • Everyone under 60years of age with a Heart problem, Chest complaints, Breathing difficulties including Bronchitis, Emphysema or severe Asthma, Kidney disease, low Immunity to disease or on steroid medication or cancer treatment.
  • Liver disease, Stroke or Ischaemic attack (TIA), Diabetes, multiple Sclerosis Cerebral palsy or learning disability
  • A problem with Spleen e.g. Sickle cell disease, or with spleen removed or with serious weight problem (overweight)
  • All Pregnant woman at any stage of pregnancy.
  • All children in school.
  • Everyone living in a nursing home or under nursing care at home.
  • Everyone who cares for older or disabled person.
  • All health and social care workers

    For information on the Flu (Influenza) and Pneumococcal vaccinations, speak to your Doctor or Clinic Nurse.


Travel Vaccination Information

If you require any vaccination relating to foreign travel, you need to make an appointment with the clinic nurse to discuss your travel arrangements and to determine what vaccinations are required for the Area/Country you are visiting.
Make your appointment at least 6weeks before you travel as a second appointment will be required with Nurse to actually receive the vaccinations.
These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not stocked in order to keep the potency.  Your second appointment need to be at least 2weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
For more information, click to download the
  • Travel Advice Form
  • Pre- Travel questionnaire Form
Please return completed questionnaire form to the clinic nurse before your appointment for advice and vaccination.
 
We also give childhood and Teenage Immunizations according to the national guidelines. Please speak to your Doctor in the Clinic about this.
 
TRAVEL CLINIC
To help us give you an effective Travel Advice and Vaccination service, would you kindly complete the Travel Questionnaire, return to the EHS reception desk, and then make an appointment to see the Practice Nurse for Travel Advice and Vaccination.
There is a charge made for a number of vaccinations recommended for travel abroad. The following is a list of the vaccines.
  • TETANUS
  • DIPHTHERIA
  • POLIO
  • HEPATITIS A
  • TYPHOID
  • HEPATITIS B*

Malaria tablets can be bought from a reputable pharmacy following consultation with the Doctor or Nurse in Clinic.

*ONLY AVAILABLE TO SPECIFIC GROUPS OF TRAVELLERS TO AREAS OF HIGH ENDEMICITY ALSO

There is a charge for the following vaccines:


YELLOW FEVER –
The International Yellow Fever Certificate is valid for ten years beginning ten days after the vaccination date, or in the event of revaccination, within a 10 year period from the date of the revaccination. Travelers are advised to retain the old certificate for 10 days until the new certificate becomes valid.

  • Hepatitis B – per vaccine (primary course of 3 doses) Please ask in clinic
  • Rabies –  per vaccine (primary course of 3 doses)Please ask in clinic
  • Japanese Encephalitis – per vaccine (primary course of 3 doses)Please ask in clinic
  • Tick Borne Encephalitis- per vaccine (primary course of 2 doses)Please ask in clinic
  • Meningitis ACWY -per vaccine (single vaccine) Please ask in clinic.

Please note that payment must be made in full at the first travel clinic appointment by Cash or cheque.

Whilst some diseases are vaccine preventable, it must be remembered that most health problems affecting travelers are not. Therefore please be careful about accident and injury prevention, food and water hygiene. Also protect yourself against bites and be aware of sexually transmissible diseases. You are strongly advised to take out adequate medical insurance.


If you have an existing medical condition and are worried about travelling, please make an appointment to speak with a doctor.

Sufficient prescription medicines should be obtained prior to travel. They should be clearly labelled, preferably in the original container with the Drug label, and carried in hand luggage. In situations where the possession of even prescription drugs might be queried, or if the drugs themselves are unusual or need to be injected, it is advisable to carry a doctor’s letter to confirm they are needed.
If there is anything else we can help you with, please do not hesitate to ask. We wish you a happy, healthy trip.

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