Adult Immunization Clinic
Immunization is the process whereby a person is made immune or resistant to an infectious disease, typically by the administration of a vaccine. It teaches the body's immune system to recognize and defend against harmful bacteria and viruses before getting an infection. At the adult immunization clinic, you can get the right vaccinations before travelling abroad. For example: As a high risk location, vaccinations are essential for those visiting Bali and Indonesia. Meningococcal vaccine is necessary if you are travelling to Saudi Arabia to take part in the Hajj. Students travelling abroad for higher studies are required to get certain vaccinations too. One can also get vaccinations for chicken pox or measles, if you haven’t received the vaccination in childhood also the booster shots for vaccinations like Tetanus Toxoid and Pertussis. Newer vaccines have been developed to tackle pandemic such as Covid.
The adult immunization clinic is run by a dedicated team of clinicians who have an in-depth knowledge of the latest adult immunization recommendations for healthy adults as well as those with risk factors for certain diseases. Vaccinations are recommended on the basis of individual factors like age, health status, medication history, previous immunization, occupation, travel and exposure. Patients are counselled regarding the advantages as well as possible adverse effects of each vaccine. A vaccine information sheet is provided as reference and each patient is provided with a detailed personal immunization record card as future reference.
Dr. Ayesha Sunawala
Infectious Disease Specialist
DNB (Medicine), FNB (Infectious Diseases)
Dr. Umang Agarwal
Infectious Diseases Specialist
MBBS, DNB (General Medicine), FNB (Infectious Diseases), MRCP (UK), dipUKMP (LSTM, UK), DTM&H (UK) International Training Fellowship in Infectious Diseases (Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, UK) Fellowship in Infectious Diseases (P. D. Hinduja Hospital and Medical Research Centre)