Praram 9 Hospital established the Vaccination and Travel Medicine Center to cater towards travelers of all ages who are looking for consultation and counselling before and after travelling, preventative measures for communicable and travel-related diseases, as well as immunization and vaccination certificates. Our team of medical experts also provide advice on disease prevention and lifestyle measures to ensure that you can have a smooth journey free of illness.
Associate Professor Dr. Siriorn Watcharananan, an infectious disease specialist noted a rise in public awareness on disease prevention and healthcare ownership during the COVID-19 pandemic. At Praram 9 Hospital, we understand the pivotal role of vaccines in helping boost immunity, preventing disease severity and most importantly, the spread of diseases. Vaccination should be given to patients of all ages, not only in the very young, or elderly. Further, other risk factors for disease development and severity include pre-existing medical conditions, certain occupations and lifestyle related factors, which highlights the importance of vaccinations for these at risk group patients.
Dr Jitfa Rurungroj, a preventative travel and tourism medical specialist also highlighted the importance of vaccination as becoming increasingly important as the number of international tourist is expected to increase yearly, which can promote the spread of disease from exotic regions, and lead to new diseases spreading in populations lacking herd immunity.
Praram 9’s Vaccination and Travel clinic provides an all-inclusive service including diagnosis and management of diseases related to traveling, immunization certificates, vaccination for high risk patients such as those who are immunocompromised, the young and elderly, pre and post travelling counsultations, and those working in high risk occupations such as in endemic areas or refugee camps. We also specailize in managing tropical diseases such as malaria, or high altitude illness.
Dr. Chatthima Saowapak, a specialist in pediatric allergy and immunology added that vaccination is espeially important for children and teenagers in boosting immunity and ensuring healthy development. These vaccinations include the influenza vaccine, tetanus, diptheria and pertussis vaccination (Tdap, Td), varicella zoster vaccination, mumps measles and Rubella (MMR) and Hepatitis vaccinations as well as endemic diseases such as Dengue, Japanese Encephalitis, Typhoid and Meningococcal disease.