Good Health Blog

Please review the Blog Terms of Use at the bottom of this page.

Monthly Archives: May 2011

Immunisation for life!

Gavin LeSueur - May 4, 2011

We immunise children to provide protection before they are exposed to many diseases that can have disasterous consequences. Unfortunately the protection is not lifelong and some illnesses come in later life when childhood vaccination has wained or new reasons for vaccination arise. Some of the reasons for adult vaccination include travel, immigration, lifetyle factors or medical problems.
Despite the availability of safe and effective vaccines for adults the vaccination rates in adults are low and doctors are not often proactive in chasing up your immunisations needs. Within the eDoc site you will be given a list of the recomended vaccinations for every stage of your life and you should make the opportunity to discuss with your Doctor those that are suggested. A simple jab can avoid tetanus, protect against hepatitis, stop life threatening pneumonia or reduce the risk of passing on pertussis to your grandkids! Health tip: Keep a ‘whole of life’ health register for you and your family – listing major illnesses, allergies and immunisations. Ask your Doctor to update it as needed. A simple exercise book will do the job.

Blog Terms of Use

Our blog is moderated occasionally and posteriorly. Moderators are volunteers. Internet users posting comments on this blog should not be considered as health professionals.

Comments posted on this Blog should be designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her existing physician.

We remind you that everyone can read and use your comments. You do not have the possibility to erase your own comments.

Internets users commenting on my blog must behave with respect and honesty at all times. Internet users may not post any commercial/advertising comment. Internet users commenting on my blog must post information which are true and correct to their knowledge. Sources to health/medical claims must be provided when relevant. Moderators Reserve the right to erase, without notification, any comment they would judge inappropriate.