The dengue fever, a mosquito-borne disease, can be severe and, in some cases, fatal. Fortunately, there’s a way to protect yourself: the dengue vaccine. At Doctor At Home PV, we are committed to providing this crucial vaccine to safeguard the health of residents and visitors in Puerto Vallarta.
Vaccination Schedule: How Does the Dengue Vaccine Work?
The dengue vaccine (commercially known as Dengvaxia®) is administered in three doses. The typical schedule involves an initial dose, followed by a second dose six months later, and a final dose at 12 months from the first. This regimen is designed to optimize the vaccine’s efficacy and provide the best possible protection against dengue.
Function of the Vaccine: Prevention and Protection
The vaccine works by stimulating the immune system to produce defenses against the dengue virus. While it doesn’t completely prevent infection, it significantly reduces the severity of the disease and the risk of serious complications.
Eligible Patients: Who Should Get Vaccinated?
- Appropriate Ages: The vaccine is recommended for individuals aged 9 to 45 years.
- Previous Exposure: It is most effective in individuals who have had a prior dengue virus infection.
Contraindications: Who Should Avoid It
- Individuals without Previous Exposure: It is not recommended for those who have never had dengue, as it could increase the risk of severe complications upon subsequent infection.
- Under 9 and Over 45 Years: These age groups should not receive the vaccine.
- Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women: Should consult with their physician before considering the vaccine.
Availability at Doctor At Home PV
At Doctor At Home PV, we recognize the importance of this vaccine in our region. Therefore, we offer the dengue vaccine, with a team of professionals trained to advise you and administer it safely. If you live in or plan to visit Puerto Vallarta, we invite you to contact us for more information and to schedule your vaccination.
The dengue vaccine is a crucial tool in the fight against this disease. At Doctor At Home PV, we are dedicated to providing access to this significant vaccine, helping to protect the health of our community.