Disease Fact Sheets: Influenza a.k.a The Flu

Influenza, commonly known as “The Flu”, is an infection of the nose, throat and lungs caused by the influenza A or B (or rarely C) viruses. It is highly infectious. In Indonesia, there is no particular season for Influenza, thus may occur all year long. This fact sheet covers seasonal influenza – information on avian…

4 Vaccines You Need to Defeat the Rainy Season

Vaccines May Help You Go Through The Rainy Season Tackling daily activities during the rainy season in tropical countries needs a special handling. In rainy season, the early morning hours have become increasingly cloudy with each passing day. It also does not help that along with the darker mornings, come colder days with heavy rain.…

Vaccination for Doctors and Healthcare Workers – Do No Harm!

Vaccination for Doctors and Healthcare Workers Healthcare workers, especially doctors, are exposed daily with many vaccine-preventable diseases such as hepatitis, influenza, meningitis, and typhoid (to name a few). Not only risking their well-being and health, unvaccinated doctors also play roles in transmitting these diseases to their unvaccinated patients. Paying special attention at vaccination for doctors,…

Travel Vaccinations Series: Hajj and Umrah Package

Why Are Travel Vaccinations Important? Annually, thousands upon thousands of people gather in the beautiful holy land of Makkah, Saudi Arabia, for the joyous time of Hajj and Umrah pilgrimage. These people come together from all over the world; creating crowds everywhere the ceremonies take place. Accommodation sites, public transports are jammed-packed during the period. The crowded situation…

Diabetes and Adult Vaccination

” Each year, thousands of adults in Indonesia and around the world get sick from diseases that could be prevented by vaccines. Some people are hospitalized, and unfortunately some even die. People with diabetes (both type 1 and type 2) are at higher risk for serious problems from certain vaccine-preventable diseases. Getting vaccinated is an…