When it comes to leading a healthy and happy life, one of the ways to achieve that goal is by ensuring your body is capable of fighting off any infections and diseases that get spread through the air or by other means. 

An effective way to combat any potential future health problems is by having vaccinations against specific medical conditions and diseases.

At Trinity Medical Centre, our vaccination clinics in Central and Kowloon, Hong Kong, offer clients access to a range of vaccines.

What Is a Vaccine?

In a nutshell, a vaccine prepares your body to create the correct immune response against certain infectious diseases. Vaccines typically contain agents that resemble disease-carrying microorganisms, and they stimulate the body’s immune system to recognise them as threats.

Vaccines significantly diminish the chances of contracting specific diseases, and some even boast complete immunity. Without vaccines, more people worldwide would spread those diseases, and many would, unfortunately, succumb to their effects.

Which Vaccines Do You Offer? 

We offer four vaccines at our Central and Kowloon vaccination clinics: the MMR vaccine, the MMRC vaccine, the pneumococcal vaccine, and the zoster vaccine. The following provides more information about each vaccine:

MMR Vaccine

The MMR vaccine offers protection against three serious diseases: measles, mumps, and rubella (hence the abbreviation). They are highly infectious illnesses and can quickly spread to people that have not been vaccinated against them.

Another reason to get the MMR vaccine is that those three conditions can lead to serious health problems like meningitis and hearing loss. What’s more, it can also cause complications in pregnant women.

MMRC Vaccine

Another vaccine we offer at Trinity Medical Centre is the MMRC vaccine. It’s similar to the MMR vaccine, except that it provides additional protection against another varicella. The varicella disease is also known as chickenpox.

Varicella is another infectious disease like measles, mumps, and rubella and gets caused by the varicella-zoster virus. Although chickenpox is something people link to a childhood infection, adults can also get varicella.

Pneumococcal Vaccine

The pneumococcal vaccine, also known as the pneumonia vaccine, is one that we can provide at our Central and Kowloon vaccination clinics. The vaccine protects against pneumococcal infections; such infections are severe and can sadly be fatal in some cases.

Pneumococcal infections get caused by the Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria, and people infected with them can develop pneumonia, sepsis (blood poisoning) and meningitis. With some infections, people can develop permanent brain damage.

Zoster Vaccine

Another vaccination option is the zoster vaccine. Also known as shingles, zoster is a painful medical condition caused by the same virus that produces varicella (chickenpox). Zoster can affect people of all ages, although it’s often prevalent in older adults.

The zoster vaccine we provide is a single-dose vaccine suitable for people aged 50 or over and those who have already had shingles.

Are Your Vaccines Safe?

There’s no denying that vaccines help to diminish the risk of catching and spreading infectious diseases. Vaccines must undergo lots of stringent testing and analysis before they can get authorised for use by people.

All vaccines that we offer at Trinity Medical Centre are safe for humans and have approval by known medical bodies like the U.S. FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and the European EMA (European Medicines Agency).
As with medicines, there is a small risk to some people experiencing side effects, although the impact of those side effects are typically very mild and are only temporary.

Before administering any vaccines, our qualified doctors always evaluate each client to determine their suitability. When the doctor feels satisfied of the client’s medical history, one of our registered nurses will administer the required vaccine.

What to Expect

At Trinity Medical Centre, we never offer any vaccines without first checking each client’s medical history and determining whether they might be allergic to anything in those vaccines.

All vaccines that we offer at Trinity Medical Centre get administered via a needle, so clients can expect some slight, temporary discomfort during the injection. However, the discomfort is minimal and only lasts a few seconds.

The vaccination process only takes a few minutes, and you can typically continue with the rest of your day as usual.

Why Use Trinity Medical Centre for Vaccinations?

Trinity Medical Centre is a leading medical facility offering a wide range of vaccines for clients. We have a professional team of fully qualified and registered doctors and nurses, and we’ll ensure that you can make fully informed decisions about your vaccine needs.

Contact us today to book a vaccination appointment.