Family Vaccines

Family Vaccines

Family Vaccines

Protecting Your Family: A Comprehensive Guide to Vaccines and Disease Prevention.

Ensuring the health and well-being of your family is a top priority, and vaccinations play a crucial role in safeguarding against various preventable diseases. This comprehensive guide aims to provide you with essential information about vaccines, the diseases they protect against, and why staying up-to-date on vaccinations is vital for the overall health of your loved ones.

Understanding Vaccines

Vaccines are a powerful tool in preventing infectious diseases. They work by stimulating the immune system to recognise and fight specific pathogens. By introducing a harmless form of the pathogen or a small piece of it, vaccines prepare the body to mount a defense if exposed to the actual disease.

Common Family Vaccines

Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis (DTaP): Protects against three serious diseases, especially important for infants and young children.

Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR): Guards against these highly contagious viral infections, promoting immunity in children and adults.

Polio (IPV): Prevents poliovirus infection, ensuring a polio-free environment for your family.

Hepatitis B: Provides immunity against the hepatitis B virus, reducing the risk of liver disease and cancer.

Chickenpox (Varicella): Prevents the varicella-zoster virus, reducing the severity of chickenpox and the risk of complications.

Influenza (Flu): Yearly vaccination protects against seasonal influenza, especially important for vulnerable individuals like young children and the elderly.

Why Vaccination is Crucial

Herd Immunity: By vaccinating, you contribute to community immunity, protecting those who cannot receive certain vaccines due to medical reasons.

Disease Eradication: Vaccines have played a crucial role in eradicating or controlling deadly diseases worldwide, such as smallpox.

Prioritising vaccinations for your family is a proactive step toward a healthier future. Consult with Doc Plus to create a personalised vaccination schedule and ensure that your loved ones are protected against preventable diseases.

The consultation and administration of the vaccine is carried out by a GP.  The cost of this is £30.

Please note all vaccination centres, pharmacies have an administration cost but is not clearly advertised.  The cost below are for the vaccines.

Family Health: Protect yourself from common infections Vaccines

Vaccine Per Dose Doses per course Price per course
Chickenpox vaccination £70 2 £140
Meningitis B Vaccination £105 2 £210
Shingles vaccination £230 2 £460
Whooping Cough vaccination £75 1 £75

Paediatric Vaccine

 

Vaccine Per Dose Doses per course Price per course
Hepatitis A (Paediatric) £40 2 £80
Hepatitis A & B (Paediatric) £65 3 £195
Hepatitis A Booster (Paediatric) £40 1 £40

Vaccines are crucial for your family’s health as they provide protection against serious and sometimes life-threatening diseases. By building immunity, vaccines help prevent the spread of infectious illnesses within your household and the broader community.

Yes, vaccines are extensively tested for safety before they are approved for use. The benefits of vaccination in preventing diseases far outweigh the risks. Immunisation is a key component of a child’s overall well-being and development

No, vaccines cannot cause the diseases they aim to prevent. They are carefully designed to stimulate an immune response without causing the actual illness. Any mild reactions after vaccination are typically signs that the body is building protection.

Yes, maintaining high vaccination rates is essential even for rare diseases. This helps prevent outbreaks and contributes to herd immunity, protecting those who may be more vulnerable to infections.

Vaccination remains the most effective and reliable method for preventing many diseases. While healthy lifestyle choices contribute to overall well-being, they do not replace the targeted protection offered by vaccines. It’s important to consult with healthcare professionals for personalised advice on vaccination.

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Our focus is on patient care and safety which is paramount. We have invested in a brand-new facility, state of the art equipment and in recruiting qualified and highly trained specialist staff.

We have extended consultation times which allows us to listen to our patients so we can understand what their concerns and circumstances are and offer the most effective and comprehensive treatment plan.

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We recognise that the delivery of health services needs to adapt to the ever-changing lifestyles and pressure we all face. In order to allow our patients to optimise their time we offer multiple access methods, be that the traditional face to face consultation, telemedicine, video consultations or home visits.

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Like most other things in life, costs for healthcare seem to be continually increasing. In a time where accessing GP services is becoming ever more difficult many people are looking for cost effective private healthcare.

Our consultations start from £70 which we believe is both affordable and competitive.

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