Proper vaccinations before travel is important. Overseas travel is part of modern life, as business, leisure, education, medical treatment and religious requirements are just few  of the reasons  why most people  travel to other countries. Western Hospitals offers travel vaccines in Sri Lanka at our customized travel vaccine clinic, to help travellers get protection against infectious diseases which are prevalent in those countries.

 

Get your travel vaccinations

Exposure to new infectious elements increase during  travel, as diseases vary from country to country as well. At least three months before you travel, it would be best to seek advice from an expert knowledgeable on the specialized subject of vaccination. For travel vaccines in Sri Lanka visit  Western Hospital’s travel vaccine clinic which is run by experts in the field.

Even though our world has developed, diseases still exist and if we are not protected, not only  we ourselves will fall sick, but we can also pass it on to our near and dear ones. Today we can travel across the globe in a single day, so it is not difficult to imagine how diseases too could spread more rapidly.

That is why it is essential that you get proper recommendations and advice regarding the vaccinations you should have, as some vaccinations may require more than one dose to have optimum protection. Especially if you are traveling for medical treatment such as by-pass surgery, chemotherapy and renal transplants, this is a vital area not to be overlooked. Always maintain  proper  records of  your immunisations for easy reference.

 

The importance of vaccines

Many people do not realise the importance of vaccines as one of the most convenient and safest ways to keep healthy. Along with a good diet, exercising and getting regular check-ups, vaccines  help to keep you in good health and safe against specific preventable diseases.

Vaccines can be divided in to different groups: Live vaccines, Killed vaccines, Recombinant vaccines and Toxoids. Vaccines are recommended for different groups of individuals namely, infants and children, travellers, immunocompromised patients, elderly, patients with chronic diseases- cardiac, respiratory, liver, renal and diabetics.

All  vaccines recommended for different groups are available at Western Hospitals immunisation clinic. Vaccines help protect children from preventable diseases and thereby serious complications, such as brain damage, hearing loss, limb paralysis or even convulsions. By vaccinating your child, you also help towards preventing diseases from spreading. Measles, mumps and whooping cough, despite all medical advances, are still very much a threat. Vaccines help eliminate the threat of life threatening infectious diseases.

 

How do vaccines work?

Vaccines work by stimulating your body’s own immune system which then protects you against subsequent infections or diseases. To ensure that you reap the benefits of vaccination, make sure it is administered by professional care givers who are knowledgeable in the field of vaccinology. Another essential element is to ensure that the vaccines are stored in the correct environment, so as not to affect their quality and safety.

Western Hospital’s dedicated clinic is the best way to get your travel vaccines in Sri Lanka. We have the latest up to date vaccines, administered by professional care givers, so you know you and your family will be well protected.

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