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When me and my FI went to our DR we discovered that I already had my Hep B vacination (from gr. 7) so I only need to be vacinated for Hep A. My FI needed both A & B so he was given the Twinrix shot. My DR also suggested that we take Dukarol for diarrhea - good advice! Another interesting thing my DR told us was to stay away from needles, tattoos and piercing. Needles can contain Hep C and we are not vaccinated for Hep C. He convinced us to pass on the legal ceremony in Mexico and legally get married in Canada. Even though I'm sure the blood tests are safe, I do not want to take the chance.

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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!
You don't have to have both doses before you leave you just must make sure you have at least one, and then get the other 6 months later, so you can still get it.

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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.
Actually everyone should get a Hep A vaccination - even people who live in the USA/Canada. Like Jolene said it's passed by unwashed hands, etc. it can actually happen anywhere.

They require school children to get it now as well.

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OMG I had no idea you had to get shots when you're an adult. I went to the doc Monday to get Cipro. He asked if I had been around needles or had multiple piecings....yes to both....so he did a blood test to make sure I don't have Hep C, but NEVER recommended any shots for Mexico. He knew about the trip cause I went for Cipro. Huumm.....

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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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Ooh - I forgot about this thread! I went to the doctor last week, and he told me I didn't need the shots. Yay!! cheesy.gif Not sure when I got them (if not in high school), but he said my shots were all updated.

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but NEVER recommended any shots for Mexico. He knew about the trip cause I went for Cipro. Huumm.....
If you don't mind me asking, did you just have a prescription to CIPRO filled out as a precaution or is it something that someone told you you'd need for Mexico?

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If you don't mind me asking, did you just have a prescription to CIPRO filled out as a precaution or is it something that someone told you you'd need for Mexico?
I just had it filled as a precaution. I called my doc and told him I was going to Mexico for a week and wanted something to take "just in case" I or my FI has stomach issues while there. Maybe a little overboard, but I've never been to Mexico for a week, especially getting married, and I just wanted to make sure I have everything covered for illnesses....(if that's a word...haha!

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