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Discover the range of vaccine options offered by Clinique Omicron

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Our Omicron clinic is proud to offer a wide range of vaccines to protect you and your family from infectious diseases. We understand the importance of prevention and are committed to providing you with safe and effective vaccines to meet your health needs. We are committed to providing you with quality service and clear, detailed information to help you make informed decisions about your health.

Dengue fever, also known as hemorrhagic fever, is a mosquito-borne disease. It is present in over 100 countries and is often linked to rapid urbanization and other social factors that favor the proliferation of mosquitoes. Common symptoms include acute fever, muscle and joint pain, headaches, rashes and sometimes bleeding complications or shock. Unfortunately, there is currently no vaccine against dengue fever.

However, at Clinique Omicron, we offer a full range of vaccines to prevent other mosquito-borne diseases, such as yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis and malaria. We are committed to offering the best vaccines available to protect our patients from life-threatening diseases.

Diphtheria, whooping cough and tetanus are all serious and potentially fatal diseases. Diphtheria can cause severe sore throat, fever, and respiratory and cardiac problems. Pertussis can cause violent, prolonged coughing fits, as well as difficulty in breathing, eating and drinking. Tetanus, meanwhile, can cause painful and potentially fatal muscle spasms. In babies, complications can include brain damage and death. Fortunately, effective vaccines are available to prevent these serious diseases and help protect your health.

Travelers are often confronted with health risks when they travel, including traveler's diarrhea (tourista) and cholera. Tourista is a very common health problem among travellers, affecting around 20 to 50% of short-term trips. Symptoms include severe diarrhea, blood in the stool and/or fever, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and/or deterioration in general condition, which can lead to severe dehydration. In around 10% of cases, the symptoms persist for two weeks or more. Cholera is an acute intestinal infection caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. It can cause profuse diarrhea and vomiting, leading to rapid dehydration, which can be life-threatening if left untreated. At Clinique Omicron, we offer a liquid vaccine to prevent these diseases and protect travelers.

Japanese encephalitis is a mosquito-borne viral disease that is common in rural areas of the Far East and Southeast Asia, especially during the peak season. The disease can cause severe inflammation of the encephalon (brain), resulting in permanent damage and even death, with mortality rates ranging from 0.3% to 60%. Symptoms include chills, fever, headaches and malaise lasting up to six days, while the acute period can be characterized by neck rigidity, muscle weakness, convulsions and increased body temperature. Vaccination against Japanese encephalitis, administered in two doses with a booster dose after one year if the risk persists, can provide effective protection for 10 years.

The Omicron clinic offers comprehensive protection against yellow fever, a potentially fatal disease transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito found in Africa, Central and South America. Symptoms include fever, headache, backache, fatigue, nausea and vomiting, with complications that can affect the kidneys and liver, as well as the bloodstream. In severe cases, yellow fever can lead to death in 20 to 50% of cases. Fortunately, the Omicron clinic offers a complete vaccination that protects for life, and a split-dose vaccination that protects for one year. So you can travel safely and enjoy your experience to the full.

Influenza is a viral illness that can cause fever, muscle and joint pain, chills and respiratory symptoms such as coughing and sore throat. For the most vulnerable, influenza can lead to serious, even fatal, complications. The flu vaccine is recommended every year to protect against circulating viral strains and reduce the risk of complications.

Hepatitis A is a liver disease that is very common in developing countries. It is generally transmitted through contaminated water or contact with contaminated food. Human or animal feces, due to poor hand washing, can also spread the disease. Symptoms include jaundice, fatigue and abdominal pain. Children can carry the disease without showing any symptoms. The incubation period is 15 to 45 days. Complications may include liver damage, persistent fatigue lasting several weeks and an average convalescence period of ten weeks.

To prevent Hepatitis A, a two-dose vaccination is recommended. It offers protection for over 20 years. Protect yourself against Hepatitis A by making an appointment at the Omicron clinic today.

Hepatitis B is a serious disease that affects the liver and can be transmitted through blood and body fluids. Travelers may be at risk of contracting the disease if they come into contact with poorly sterilized medical equipment. The virus can survive in the open air for up to seven days, and can be highly resistant. The incubation period for the disease is 45 to 120 days, and symptoms include fatigue, loss of appetite and jaundice. Complications can include chronic liver infection, cirrhosis, risk of liver cancer or even death. However, effective prevention is possible with the three-dose vaccine, which protects against hepatitis B for life. Travelers are strongly encouraged to receive the vaccination before departure to avoid any risk of exposure to this serious disease.

Malaria is a potentially fatal disease that can be prevented by effective protection against the bites of infected mosquitoes. Symptoms of the disease can be severe and include fever, muscle aches, headaches and chills. Although there is no vaccine for malaria, medication can be prescribed to prevent infection. If you plan to travel to an area where malaria is common, it's important to take the necessary precautions to avoid being bitten by an infected mosquito.

Meningitis is a serious infection that can cause inflammation of the meninges, the membranes enveloping the brain and spinal cord. It is transmitted by the exchange of saliva, which can occur through sneezing, sharing objects or food, or even a simple kiss. Symptoms can appear rapidly and be very severe, ranging from high fever to stiff neck, convulsions, or even altered mental status. In children, signs can include leg pain, cold extremities, irritability and high-pitched crying, loss of appetite, vomiting, or a rash of purplish spots on the skin. It's essential to protect yourself against this disease by getting vaccinated.

At Clinique Omicron, we offer a one-dose vaccine for people aged one year or older. This vaccine offers a minimum of five years' protection. We also offer the Bexsero vaccine against meningitis type B, the most common type of meningitis in Quebec. This vaccine is normally administered in two doses for people aged 12 months and over, but can be given as early as two months of age. Protect yourself and your loved ones against meningitis by getting vaccinated today.

The Omicron Clinic is proud to offer the new Prevner20 vaccine, effective against pneumonia in adults aged 18 and over. Pneumonia is a potentially serious illness, often a complication of influenza. It can also cause bronchopneumonia, pleurisy, sinusitis, otitis or conjunctivitis. The bacteria responsible for pneumonia are transmitted mainly via saliva particles. With the use of the Prevner13 vaccine in vaccinated babies, Quebec has seen a significant drop in invasive pneumococcal infections, pneumonia, hospitalizations and even a reduction in the general population, especially in people over 50. The Omicron Clinic strongly recommends the Prevner20 vaccine to prevent pneumonia in adults. The vaccine can be administered in a single dose for optimal protection.

Poliomyelitis is a serious disease that can be transmitted through contact with virus-infected feces or nasal or oral secretions. Symptoms include fever, nausea, vomiting, general malaise and paralysis of the arms and legs, which can become permanent in some cases. Complications can be serious, ranging from respiratory problems to permanent paralysis and, in the most severe cases, death. Vaccination is strongly recommended in childhood, followed by a booster at age 18 to ensure ongoing protection against this disease.

Rabies is a serious viral disease that cannot be treated. It is mainly transmitted by animals such as dogs, monkeys, rats and bats, mainly by biting or licking. Once the virus enters the peripheral nervous system, it rapidly spreads to the central nervous system, where it can cause severe disorders such as anxiety, confusion, hallucinations and even paralysis. Advanced symptoms include excessive production of saliva and tears, and difficulty swallowing. Unfortunately, the disease is often fatal, with death occurring within two to ten days of the first symptoms.

Rabies vaccine is available in two doses. It's important to get vaccinated if you're traveling in areas where rabies is common, and if you're in contact with animals potentially carrying the virus.

Rotavirus is a common viral infection in young children, which can cause severe gastroenteritis. Symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea and fever. The virus is transmitted by contact with infected stools or by ingestion of contaminated food or water. Children under the age of five are particularly vulnerable to this disease, and may require hospitalization for rehydration and treatment of symptoms. An oral vaccine is available to prevent rotavirus infection in infants.

Measles, mumps and rubella are all vaccine-preventable. However, it's important to be aware of the potential complications if you contract one of these diseases. Measles can lead to complications such as otitis, pneumonia, convulsions and even permanent brain damage. Rubella is particularly dangerous for pregnant women, as it can cause miscarriages and serious health problems for the baby, such as deafness, loss of vision, mental retardation and heart defects. Mumps can cause complications such as meningitis, infection of the testicles or ovaries, deafness and even brain damage. That's why it's important to get vaccinated to prevent these diseases and their potential complications. At the Omicron Clinic, we offer vaccination services to protect you and your family from these preventable diseases.

TST, also known as PPD or tuberculin skin test, is a common method of screening for tuberculosis. It is often used by healthcare professionals and long-term travellers, particularly those on humanitarian missions. The test determines whether a person has ever been exposed to tuberculosis by measuring the skin's reaction to a small amount of tuberculin.

Typhoid fever is an infectious disease transmitted mainly through water or food contaminated with Salmonella typhi bacteria. Symptoms include high fever, headache, abdominal pain, constipation and rash. If left untreated, typhoid fever can lead to serious complications, including intestinal perforation and septicemia.

Prevention of typhoid fever includes good personal hygiene and vaccination. The vaccine is administered in a single dose and can protect against the disease for up to three years. It is recommended for travelers to areas where typhoid fever is endemic, and for people working in high-risk environments. At Omicron, we also recommend following good food and water hygiene practices to reduce the risk of typhoid fever infection.

Chickenpox is a viral disease that causes a rash and severe itching. It mainly affects children aged 1 to 15, and is highly contagious, especially in tropical environments where it can endanger pregnant women and their fetuses. The chickenpox vaccine is recommended for all people who have never been infected, or who were infected before the age of one.

It is also recommended to protect yourself against shingles after the age of 50.

The human papillomavirus (HPV) is responsible for certain cancers such as cancer of the cervix, vulva, vagina, anus, penis and oro-pharyngeal region. Genotypes 16 and 18 are particularly linked to these cancers. HPV can also cause condylomata, genital warts. Although condoms are useful for preventing sexually transmitted infections, they do not fully protect against HPV-related infections. The vaccine is recommended for all boys and girls from the age of nine. It is administered in two doses according to age.

Shingles is a viral disease caused by the reactivation of the chickenpox virus, which remains "dormant" in the nerve ganglia after healing from chickenpox. The virus can reactivate due to a drop in immunity, causing rashes and acute pain, often described as a belt of fire, in the affected area. The rash and pain can last for months or even years, considerably affecting patients' quality of life. People over the age of 50 are at greater risk of developing shingles.

The Shingrix vaccine is designed to prevent the disease and is administered in two doses, offering a minimum of 10 years' protection. The vaccine is recommended for people over 50, and is particularly important for those who have already had an episode of shingles, to prevent a recurrence.