Immunization Services

Immunization Services

Adult Immunization

  1. Hepatitis B
  2. Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)
  3. Pneumococcal vaccine
  4. Haemophilus Influenzae type B (Hib) vaccine
  5. Oral Cholera Vaccine
  6. Typhoid Vaccine
  7. Cerebrospinal Meningitis Vaccine

Special Children Immunization

  1. Rotavirus vaccine
  2. Haemophilus Influenza type B
  3. Pneumococcal
  4. Varicella (chickenpox)
  5. Measles, Mumps and Rubella
  6. Hepatitis A

Adult Immunization

Every year, thousands of Nigerian get sick, become hospitalized and even die as a result of vaccine-preventable diseases. This is because they are not vaccinated in the mistaken belief that vaccination is only for children.

Studies have shown that vaccination is the most powerful way of preventing diseases, so powerful that it is able to protect not only the person who has been vaccinated, but also members of his family and community, in what has been called herd immunity.

Vaccination is highly recommended for both children and adults, especially if their health status or occupation put them at risk of the vaccine-preventable disease. For instance:

  • Vaccines like the Pneumococcal and Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccination (Hib) vaccine are especially recommended for patients with Sickle Cell Disease, asthma, diabetes and HIV/AIDS.
  • The hepatitis vaccine is recommended for health workers, and patients that use a lot of injections in the treatment of their diseases such as diabetes and HIV.
  • The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine is especially recommended for pre-teen girls to protect them against the deadly cancer of the cervix.
  • Vaccines for cholera, typhoid fever, cerebrospinal meningitis and rotavirus are recommended for persons residing or visiting communities with poor levels of sanitation that are prone to outbreaks of the diseases.

Vaccination against certain diseases is also an important requirement for international travel. For example:

  • Yellow fever vaccine is required of international travellers, especially those travelling from yellow fever endemic countries like Nigeria.
  • Saudi Arabia requires Nigerian Hajj pilgrims to be vaccinated against polio, cerebrospinal meningitis and seasonal flu.

Hepatitis B

Information about the vaccine

Hepatitis B is a serious, currently incurable disease that affects the liver.  It commonly manifests first as fever, fatigue, loss of appetite,jaundice (yellowness of the eyes, dark urine, clay-coloredstool) and pains in the muscles, joints, and stomach; before progressing after several years to liver damage (cirrhosis), liver cancer and death. It is easily transmitted by the blood, semen, and other body fluid of the patient, because it survives outside the body, in contaminated objects, needles and syringe, razors and toothbrushes, for a period far longer than even HIV/AIDS.

The hepatitis B vaccine protects against hepatitis B infection, and all of its complications, including liver cancer. It is recommended for all children, to protect them all through their life; and for adults, especially for patients with diabetes and persons whose lifestyle or occupation puts them at higher risk of hepatitis B infection. Sexual promiscuity, history of sexually transmitted disease and use of intravenous recreational drugs put the person at higher risk; while health workers and care givers of patients with hepatitis B are also at higher risk.

The vaccine cannot cure those who are already infected with hepatitis B (HBsAg positive), but has been shown to protect the carers and family members of the patient from getting infected by the patient. It is for this purpose, also recommended for infected persons.

The hepatitis B vaccine is given in three doses over a period of time, before it is able to confer full immunity. The first dose is given at the earliest possible time; the second dose is given at least one month after the first shot; while the third shot is given two months after the second shot.

Missing a shot does not mean you have to restart the vaccination. You can continue from where you stopped, until you receive all the three doses of the vaccine. You would however need to carry out a hepatitis B test, to confirm if you have the right level of “antibody titers” that confirm whether the vaccination was successful.

Providers of services

Name of Provider:Delphi Health Check-ups and Interventions

Location of provider: Port Harcourt, Mgbede – Egbema

Additional information: We have a hepatitis B vaccination programme for health workers and other persons at risk of needle prick with contaminated needle such as refuse collectors, diabetic and HIV/AIDS patients. We started the vaccination programme, because there is often no adult vaccination programme in public hospitals in Nigeria, even for hepatitis B that is considered an occupational health hazard of health workers.

Three doses of hepatitis B vaccine are required to develop full immunity against the infection, but studies have shown that Nigerians rarely receive the three doses, because the vaccination is not free and has to be paid for, and many persons simply forget to go back to receive the other doses. To solve these problems, we have created a software that automatically sends reminders, through text messages and emails to those to be vaccinated, to encourage them to come for the vaccination. We also have an advocacy programme, to encourage employers to recognize hepatitis B as an occupational hazard, and pay for the vaccination of their employees.

We also have a programme to encourage the general public to pay for the hepatitis B vaccination of health workers, as a form of personal philanthropy. This is because health workers usually become infected in the urgency to save a life, while rendering emergency services.

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Service Charge: Call/WhatsApp/Email. Service charge is per dose, but there is a discount if paid in full for the three doses of the vaccine that confers full immunity.


Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Vaccine

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The HPV Vaccine protects against infection with the strains of the Human Papilloma Virus that causes cervical cancer. Cervical cancer tortures and kills millions of women every year. The cancer commonly manifests as severe bleeding from the vagina and shortage of blood (anaemia), apart from the usual cancer symptoms of pains and severe loss of weight.

The HPV vaccines are of various types, able to protect against different strains of the Human Papilloma Virus, but all offer protection against HPV type 16 and 18 that carry the greatest risk of cervical cancer.

Three brands of HPV vaccines are commonly available. The bivalent vaccines such as Cervarix® that offer protection against the two cervical cancer-causing strains of the HPV (type 16 and type 18); the quadrivalent vaccines like Gardasil that in addition offer protection against the genital-warts-causing strains of the HPV (types 6 and 11); and vaccines such as Gardasil® 9 that offer protect against nine strains of the HPV, especially strains responsible for cervical cancer and genital warts.

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that HPV vaccines should be part of the routine vaccinations in all countries. This is however not so in Nigeria, where the HPV vaccine is not provided free of charge by the Nigerian government, like the childhood vaccines. It has to be paid for, which excludes millions of persons in Nigeria.

Providers of services

Name of Provider: Delphi Health Check-ups and Interventions

Location of provider: Port Harcourt, Mgbede – Egbema

Additional information: In recent years, efforts have been made by philanthropic organizations to provide free HPV vaccination. These efforts benefit only a few, and often do not provide the beneficiaries the opportunity to complete the full schedule of vaccination. This is not good enough, because incomplete vaccination does not provide the desired level of protection.

To solve these problems, we at Delphi Health Check-ups and Interventions have established an HPV vaccination programme that makes it easier and cheaper for adolescent girls in Nigeria to complete the full schedule of HPV vaccination. 

We have created a software that automatically sends reminders, through text messages and emails to those to be vaccinated, to encourage them to come for the vaccination. We also have a programme to encourage the general public to pay for the HPV vaccination, as a form of personal philanthropy.

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Service Charge: Call/WhatsApp/Email. Service charge is per dose, but there is a discount if paid in full for the three doses of the vaccine that confers full immunity.


Pneumococcal vaccine

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Pneumococcal vaccine is to protect against infection with the bacteria, Streptococcus pneumonia, one of the commonest causes of pneumonia, meningitis and sepsis, especially in children, the elderly and patients with Sickle Cell Disease, asthma, diabetes and HIV/AIDS.

Pneumonia manifests as fever, cough, fast breathing and chest pain, and kills millions of patients every year. Meningitis is infection of the meninges, the covering of the brain. The type of meningitis caused by Streptococcus pneumonia manifests as fever, stiff neck, severe headache, and confusion among other symptoms; and often results in the death of more than 20% of the patients, with up to 50% of patients that survive developing signs of brain damage, deafness and learning disabilities.

The Pneumococcal vaccine is recommended for children, elderly persons above 65 years, and patients with Sickle Cell Disease, asthma, diabetes and HIV/AIDS, to protect them against streptococcal pneumonia infection.

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Name of Provider: Delphi Health Check-ups and Interventions

Location of provider: Port Harcourt

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Service Charge: Call/WhatsApp/Email. Service charge is per dose, which confers full immunity; an additional shot of another variant of the vaccine would be needed after 6 – 12 months, to have full immunity against all the strains of the bacteria.


Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) vaccine

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Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine also called Hib vaccine provides protection against infection with the type b strain of the Haemophilus influenzaebacteria that is responsible for several cases of pneumonia and meningitis, especially in children and patients with Sickle Cell Disease. Pneumonia manifests as fever, cough, fast breathing and chest pain, and kills millions of patients every year; while the type of meningitis caused by theHaemophilus influenzaebacteria manifests as fever, stiff neck, severe headache, and confusion among other symptoms; and responsible for the death of thousands of patients, and the incapacitation of many moreon a yearly basis.

The Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) vaccine is recommended for children, and patients with Sickle Cell Disease.

Providers of services

Name of Provider: Delphi Health Check-ups and Interventions

Location of provider: Port Harcourt, Mgbede – Egbema

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Service Charge: Call/WhatsApp/Email. Service charge is per dose, which confers full immunity; an additional shot of another variant of the vaccine would be needed after 6 – 12 months, to have full immunity against all the strains of the bacteria.


Oral Cholera Vaccine

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The Oral Cholera Vaccine confers immunity against cholera infection for two years in adults and six months for children under the age of five years. Cholera is a very serious disease that often results in death, if the massive loss of body fluid from the frequent passage of watery stool that characterize the disease is not replaced.

Cholera infection results from poor sanitation, especially the use of poor toilet facility that contaminates the drinking water supply. The infection however tends to affect many persons at the same time (epidemic), which often overwhelms the ability of health facilities in the affected community to cope. The cholera vaccine is needed in such epidemic situations, to protect the healthy persons, because of the ease with which the infection is transmitted from the patient to the caregivers and other members of the community.

Providers of services

Name of Provider: Delphi Health Check-ups and Interventions

Location of provider: Port Harcourt

Additional information: We at Delphi Health Check-ups and Interventions have a cholera vaccination programme for all persons at risk of the infection, but only during reported epidemic of the disease.

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Service Charge: Call/WhatsApp/Email. Service charge is per dose, which provides adequate immunity within the period of a typical epidemic. An additional shot of the vaccine might be needed after 6 months, to keep the immunity high.


Typhoid Vaccine

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Typhoid vaccine protects against infection with the Salmonella Typhi bacteria, the cause of typhoid fever that masquerades as malaria, which enables it to kill many persons in Nigeria with complications such as psychiatric illness and the perforation of the intestine.

Typhoid fever manifests almost like malaria with very high fever, headache, weakness, muscle aches, sweating and abdominal pain, before finally revealing itself with delirium, hallucinations, paranoid and other psychiatric symptoms, and the perforation of the intestine.

The typhoid vaccine is of two types; an oral vaccine and an injectable vaccine. The oral vaccine is available in capsules that are taken once a day, on an empty stomach, for three or four alternate days (days 1, 3, and 5; or days 1, 3, 5, and 7). The vaccine confers immunity against typhoid fever for at least three years. The injectable vaccine (ViCPS vaccine) is given as a single shot, to persons above the age of two years, and confers protective immunity for less than two years.

The typhoid vaccines are not recommended for children below the age of two years. They are however recommended for those at risk of typhoid infection, from friends, family members, school and eatery.

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Name of Provider: Delphi Health Check-ups and Interventions

Location of provider: Port Harcourt, Mgbede – EgbemaAdditional information: None

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Service Charge: N5, 000 per shot of the injectable vaccine. The oral vaccine is provided at N5, 000 for the complete dose. The treatment needs to be repeated after two years for the injectable vaccine, and after three years for the oral vaccine.


Cerebrospinal Meningitis Vaccine

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The cerebrospinal meningitis vaccine offers protection for two years against infection with the Neisseria meningitides bacteria that is responsible for the deadly outbreaks of cerebrospinal meningitis, especially in northern Nigeria.

Cerebrospinal meningitis often occurs in epidemics in which several persons are affected at the same time, especially in northern Nigeria, in the period just before the rainy season. The disease manifests as fever, headache, neck stiffness, confusion, vomiting, and an inability to tolerate light or loud noises. Death from the disease occurs within a few days, if not treated, and those who survive the disease often come down with brain damage manifesting as blindness, deafness or learning difficulty.

The cerebrospinal meningitis vaccine is recommended for those residing or visiting northern Nigeria, especially in the period between December and March, when epidemic of the disease is common.

Providers of services

Name of Provider: Delphi Health Check-ups and Interventions

Location of provider: Port Harcourt

Additional information: We have a cerebrospinal meningitis vaccination programme for persons travelling to northern Nigeria between December and June, when the epidemic of the disease is common.

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Service Charge: N5, 000 per shot of the vaccine. An additional shot of the vaccine is required after two years.


Special Childhood Immunization

Information about special childhood immunization: Immunization against infectious diseases is acquired through the administration of vaccine. The process of administrating the vaccine is called vaccination. Vaccination is considered the cheapest and the most effective drug against any infection. This is because a few shots of a vaccine are enough to protect the body against the infection, sometimes throughout life. This explains the efforts made to develop vaccines for all the deadly infections, and the efforts made to ensure that everybody is given the required vaccination.

The need for the immunization: Children in Nigeria are vaccinated free of charge against some diseases, but not all the diseases for which vaccines have been developed. It is important for children to be given these extra vaccinations, because they protect them against such deadly childhood diseases as diarrhoea and pneumonia. The extra vaccines also protect the child against such diseases as chickenpox and mumps that children are often get infected with at school. The extra vaccines include: Rotavirus vaccine, Haemophilus influenza type B, Pneumococcal, varicella (chickenpox), Measles, mumps and rubella and Hepatitis A.


Rotavirus vaccine

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Rotavirus vaccine is a vaccine used to protect against rotavirus infections, which are the leading cause of severe diarrhea among young children. The vaccine is however not as effective in preventing severe diarrhea in Nigerian infants as it is in developed countries. This is because; only about 40% of the cases of diarrhoea in Nigerian infants are due to rotavirus infection, compared to up to 96% of all severe diarrhea in the developed world. This is because of the poorer sanitary condition in Nigeria.

The vaccine is therefore highly recommended for babies of parents who are able to achieve almost the same level of sanitation as in the developed countries. This is because diarrhoea in the babies is more likely to be due to rotavirus; and diarrhoeas caused by rotavirus are more difficult to treat, because they don’t respond to antibiotics.

The vaccine is given by mouth and requires two or three doses, administered when the baby is at least six weeks old. The second and third doses of the vaccine should be given at least a month after the previous dose, depending on the vaccine being administered. Because the majority of cases of rotavirus diarrhoea occur between six months and two years of age, the vaccine is not recommended for use in children over two years of age.

Providers of services

Name of Provider: Delphi Health Check-ups and Interventions

Location of provider: Port Harcourt, Mgbede – Egbema

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Service Charge: Call/WhatsApp/Email. Service charge is per dose.


Haemophilus influenza type B

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Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine also called Hib vaccine provides protection against infection with the type b strain of the Haemophilus influenzaebacteria that is responsible for several cases of pneumonia and meningitis, especially in children and patients with Sickle Cell Disease. Pneumonia manifests as fever, cough, fast breathing and chest pain, and kills millions of patients every year; while the type of meningitis caused by theHaemophilus influenzaebacteria manifests as fever, stiff neck, severe headache, and confusion among other symptoms; and responsible for the death of thousands of patients, and the incapacitation of many moreon a yearly basis.

TheHaemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) vaccine is recommended for children, and patients with Sickle Cell Disease.

Providers of services

Name of Provider: Delphi Health Check-ups and Interventions

Location of provider: Port Harcourt, Mgbede – Egbema

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Service Charge: Call/WhatsApp/Email. Service charge is per dose.


Pneumococcal Vaccine

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Pneumococcal vaccine is to protect against infection with the bacteria, Streptococcus pneumonia, one of the commonest causes of pneumonia, meningitis and sepsis, especially in children, the elderly and patients with Sickle Cell Disease, asthma, diabetes and HIV/AIDS.

Pneumonia manifests as fever, cough, fast breathing and chest pain, and kills millions of patients every year. Meningitis is infection of the meninges, the covering of the brain. The type of meningitis caused by Streptococcus pneumonia manifests as fever, stiff neck, severe headache, and confusion among other symptoms; and often results in the death of more than 20% of the patients, with up to 50% of patients that survive developing signs of brain damage, deafness and learning disabilities.

ThePneumococcal vaccine is recommended for children, elderly persons above 65 years, and patients with Sickle Cell Disease, asthma, diabetes and HIV/AIDS, to protect them against streptococcal pneumonia infection.

Providers of services

Name of Provider: Delphi Health Check-ups and Interventions

Location of provider: Port Harcourt, Mgbede – Egbema

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Service Charge: Call/WhatsApp/Email. Service charge is per dose


Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine

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Varicella vaccine, also known as chickenpox vaccine, is a vaccine that protects against chickenpox. Chickenpox is a highly contagious disease caused by the varicella zoster virus. It is more serious in adults, compared to children, and starts with fever, tiredness, headache, cough and sneezing, before clearly manifesting with it characteristic rash that starts on the chest, back, and face before spreading to the rest of the body.

The Chickenpox vaccine is recommended because of the ease with which the infection is transmitted through the coughs and sneezes of an infected person. The vaccine has a unique ability of being able to prevent infection, if given within five days of exposure to a person with chickenpox.

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Name of Provider: Delphi Health Check-ups and Interventions

Location of provider: Port HarcourtMgbede – Egbema

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Service Charge: Call/WhatsApp/Email. Service charge is per dose


Measles, mumps and rubella Vaccine

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The Measles, Mumps and Rubella Vaccine is a single vaccine that protects against three separate infections – measles, mumps and rubella. The three infections are serious, and often have complications that affect the ability of the patient to have children in future.

Measles starts with fever, cough, runny nose, before clearly manifesting with its characteristic conjunctivitis (pinkeye) and rashes that start on the face and then spread to the rest of the body. It seriously affects the ability of the child to feed, often resulting in vitamin A deficiency that can affect the eyes of the child.

The mumps virus causes mild fever, but is characterised by the swelling of the salivary glands just below the ears that gives the child the appearance of chipmunk cheeks. It can also affect the testes, causing future infertility.

Rubella is also known as German measles. It causes a mild rash, swelling of salivary glands and slight fever, but able to deform an unborn baby, when a pregnant woman is infected.

MMR is a two-shot series of vaccines usually given during childhood. A child should receive the first shot at the age of 12 months, and a second shot at the age of 4 years, when the child is about to start school. The measles vaccine is given on its own in Nigeria, as part of the national childhood immunization programme. This means that the MMR shots should be delayed until the child is about to start school.

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Name of Provider: Delphi Health Check-ups and Interventions

Location of provider: Port Harcourt, Mgbede – Egbema

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Service Charge: Call/WhatsApp/Email. Service charge is per dose.


Hepatitis A

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Hepatitis A vaccine is a vaccine that prevents hepatitis A, a liver infection that is characterised by nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, jaundice, fever, and abdominal pain. The infection can cause enough damage to the liver to result in liver failure, a serious condition that often results in death.

The hepatitis A vaccine is an effective prevention against the infection. It is recommended for children and adults at high risk of contracting or spreading the disease. The vaccine is given by injection, and can provide a lifelong protection, especially if two doses are taken.

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Name of Provider: Delphi Health Check-ups and Interventions

Location of provider: Port Harcourt, Mgbede – Egbema

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Service Charge: Call/WhatsApp/Email. Service charge is per dose