Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most frequent sexually transmitted infection. HPV is commonly found infecting both men and women. It is one of the leading cause cervical cancers which many women face throughout their lifetime.
How is HPV Spread?
HPV can be contracted through sexual contact with an infected person. It is commonly transmitted through vaginal or anal intercourse. Even if an infected person shows no signs or symptoms, HPV still can be transmitted through skin-to-skin contact. Even if you just had one sexual partner, there is a possibility of infecting with HIV. Depending on the individuals, symptoms may appear after a few weeks, months or even years to show up. As a result, determining whether or not you are infected becomes difficult.
What health problems might HPV cause?
HPV is a severe infection that can lead to cancer and genital warts.
The types of HPV that cause warts are different from the types that cause cancer. As a result, having genital warts caused by HPV does not guarantee that you will develop cancer.
Cancers caused by HPV often do not show symptoms until the cancer has progressed to a later stages of growth.
How can I avoid getting infected with HPV?
Well, there are various approaches you might use to accomplish this.
We offer HPV vaccines to protect you and your loved ones.
You may now receive government subsidies by taking the Cervarix vaccine now.
If you have a CHAS blue/orange card, you can claim your vaccine at no cost.
For those who do not have a CHAS blue/orange card, the remaining amount will be payable by Medisave!
Contact your preferred clinic directly for more information!
What is Pneumonia?
Pneumonia is a respiratory infection that affects the lungs.
Pneumonia is a preventable and treatable disease that is widely infectious that may cause fatal deaths among adults and children.
Who are at risk?
Transmission of pneumonia can be easily spread amongst people.
How easily can it be transmitted?
Fight against Pneumococcal Disease
This is not something you should overlook!
Pneumococcal disease is an infection caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria that can be life-threatening disease that is responsible for many deaths cases worldwide each year. Basically anyone can this disease, however, some are at greater risk and complications!
If you match any of the below:
Fight against pneumococcal! Get vaccinated!
If you are one of them, speak to our doctors today! We provide you with the best care and services for your healthcare needs.
For more information, do call or drop by our clinics
Stop it before you catch it!
Getting the flu vaccine this period is extremely important in keeping you in a safe zone especially during this pandemic. Did you now? The flu season has been around for years or even decades and it can be a deadly spread among all age of life.
Influenza is a contagious respiratory infection caused by flu viruses that travel through the air and enter the body through the nose or mouth which can lead to serious health issues or even death.
Recently, from October 2019 through early April 2020, up to 62,000 people died due to flu complications. This flu virus is more deadly that you think it can cause!
*Medisave claimable/ Chas subsidies available for eligible Singaporeans or PRs.
*Vaccine cost $70 before subsidies.
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Through a month before and through 6 years old, a child must have his/her vaccinations religiously. It is a must to have these shots as these are medicines that would boost the immune system of the child. It will develop anti-bodies to fight off the strain of virus that may attack the child. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this is a chart that would summarize the essentials you need for your new born.
Of course, your pediatrician would also tell you what vaccinations should be given to the baby. Even though having a baby is costly because of the operation, labor, doctor’s fee, hospital bills, baby’s clothes, crib and milk, adding mandatory vaccinations on top of all those would ultimately increase more bills. However, despite the expenses we should always consider first the health of the baby rather than other things.
Ensuring that the baby will grow up healthy is priceless. Consult your doctor immediately to know what other vaccinations are needed for children 7 years and older. These vaccines protect our babies from illness and diseases.
Some are the most common ones:
Chicken Pox (disease spread by air and/or direct contact)
Hib – protects kids from influenza b (disease spread by air and/or direct contact)
Hepatitis A (disease spread by direct contact or contaminated water/food)
Hepatitis B (disease contact with blood or body fluids)
Flu - (disease spread by air and/or direct contact)
Measels - (disease spread by air and/or direct contact)
Mumps - (disease spread by air and/or direct contact)
Polio (disease spread by air and/or direct contact and through the mouth)
DTap – protects from extreme cough, tetanus and swelling of the heart
PCV – protects from pneumonia and infections in the lungs
RV – protects from fever nausea and diarrhea
Where can you find more information?
Contact Faith Medical Group or visit our clinics!
We begin to ask ourselves, “are we too old to have vaccinations?” the clear answer to that is “no”. Health is for everyone regardless of age. Whether we are adults or kids, vaccinations are always very important to our health and immune system. Other vaccines however are determined by factors like age, lifestyle, health condition and medical history. Your doctor will have to examine your medical conditions to determine which vaccines are right for you. What are the reasons why we need vaccinations? Below are some: