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#1 Jolene

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    Posted 27 June 2007 - 11:03 AM

    FYI- I just went to my dr yesterday and told her we were planning a cabo wedding in April. She recommended the Hep. A shot for anyone traveling to Mexico or the Caribbean. It is a 2 shot series 1 now and 1 six months later. She said it protects against Hep A. which is passed from (fecal matter) people not washing there hands properly. She said even if you are staying at a 5 star resort it is highly recommended due to workers that are preparing your food. I know it is disgusting but I decided to play it safe. She said it is worse than montazumas revenge.

    #2 MsShelley

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      Posted 27 June 2007 - 11:10 AM

      that is horrible to think about! But good to know, thanks for sharing

      #3 *JillD*

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        Posted 27 June 2007 - 11:27 AM

        when I brought our daughter to the doctor he said she should get it, so she's had her first one, but when I called our doctor they said we didn't need anything, just another thing to add to my list of why I hate my doctor!! Its too late for us now, we won't have time for the second dose before we leave, but thanks for the heads up!

        #4 CourtneyV

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          Posted 27 June 2007 - 11:33 AM

          I'm not sure about in the U.S., but in Canada they provide the shots in the school system. So, when I was in grade twelve I got all of my shots updated (hep shots, meningitus etc) and provided for me at my school. Anyways, the nurse told me they last a long time... for some reason I'm thinking 5 or 9 years. Either way, I'm in the clear. But if you don't have your shots - definately get it. It's better to be safe than sorry!
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          #5 JulieG

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            Posted 27 June 2007 - 03:58 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by Nini_Bride
            I'm not sure about in the U.S., but in Canada they provide the shots in the school system. So, when I was in grade twelve I got all of my shots updated (hep shots, meningitus etc) and provided for me at my school. Anyways, the nurse told me they last a long time... for some reason I'm thinking 5 or 9 years. Either way, I'm in the clear. But if you don't have your shots - definately get it. It's better to be safe than sorry!
            Umm.. are you sure about that Courtney. I had to get a Twinrix shot which is for A and B together, before I went to Thailand and it lasts forever. My DR said no matter what we got in highschool, the shots have changed and I should get this one. Its free, so ask your DR if you can get it. Its 3 shots, and I have a huge fear of needles, but its worth it.

            #6 JulieG

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              Posted 27 June 2007 - 03:59 PM

              I just realised that you are 10 years younger than me, lol, so maybe you are fine. I had to get the Twinrix though, so other Canadian brides who are not youngins like Courtney, ask your DR. about it.

              #7 CourtneyV

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                Posted 27 June 2007 - 04:44 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by Julesr
                Umm.. are you sure about that Courtney. I had to get a Twinrix shot which is for A and B together, before I went to Thailand and it lasts forever. My DR said no matter what we got in highschool, the shots have changed and I should get this one. Its free, so ask your DR if you can get it. Its 3 shots, and I have a huge fear of needles, but its worth it.
                Quote:
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                I just realised that you are 10 years younger than me, lol, so maybe you are fine. I had to get the Twinrix though, so other Canadian brides who are not youngins like Courtney, ask your DR. about it.
                Haha, ya I graduated 4 years ago. lol. So they last forever?? I thought they had to be updated every bunch of years (like I said - for some reason 5 years or 9 years stick in my head).
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                #8 JulieG

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                  Posted 27 June 2007 - 04:45 PM

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                  Originally Posted by Nini_Bride
                  Haha, ya I graduated 4 years ago. lol. So they last forever?? I thought they had to be updated every bunch of years (like I said - for some reason 5 years or 9 years stick in my head).
                  I know that the Twinrix shot lasts forever, but I have no idea about just Hep A.

                  #9 CourtneyV

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                    Posted 27 June 2007 - 04:59 PM

                    Well, I know for sure we got Hep A and B, but I'm not sure if it's the "Twinrix" thing or not. Hmm... I wonder! I'd much rather never getting the shot again than every 5 or 9 years!!!
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                    #10 dragonfly

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                      Posted 27 June 2007 - 05:12 PM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by Nini_Bride
                      I'm not sure about in the U.S., but in Canada they provide the shots in the school system. So, when I was in grade twelve I got all of my shots updated (hep shots, meningitus etc) and provided for me at my school. Anyways, the nurse told me they last a long time... for some reason I'm thinking 5 or 9 years. Either way, I'm in the clear. But if you don't have your shots - definately get it. It's better to be safe than sorry!
                      Courtney they only provide Hep B and Hep c in our school systems, at least in Ontario, better check with you doctor. I just had all 7 of us vaccinated, a couple of weeks ago. I was also under the impression my kids were covered but I was wrong, good thing I asked, I phoned health Canada, then doubled checked with my doctor, I was told, nope the school does not cover them, they had not had the hep A shots. It is also not covered unless your private ins. covers it. Please check Courtney I would hate to think you thought you had protection and actually didn't.

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