Immunisation Review

As part of your assessment, immunisations which you received earlier in your life or which you may need related to your occupation or lifestyle will be reviewed. Updates may be recommended if necessary.

Benefit

A review of your immunisation record is always a useful exercise to carryout and we may just identify something that could be useful to you.

Procedure

If you bring your immunisation record to your executive health examination, it will be reviewed and updated if necessary. An up-to-date immunisation record is useful, and may be required for travel to some countries.

Immunisations have been one of the most successful public health efforts to combat infectious diseases globally, though a significant number of adults still die each year from pneumococcal disease, influenza, and hepatitis. The way they work is to produce an immune response, which creates proteins known as antibodies which neutralise certain microorganisms to which you may be exposed.  Some immunisations, for example the influenza vaccine, may be automatically prescheduled for your visit. You may also need additional immunisations related to travel, or a prescription to prevent malaria, if you will be going to countries where there is a risk of infectious diseases not frequently seen in your home area. There may be a little discomfort, or occasionally redness and swelling at the site of the injection (usually the arm). This can be managed by using some ice and an over the counter pain medication such as paracetamol or ibuprofen. Immunisations are much preferable to the diseases that are prevented.

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