Before my friend and I come down in May, should we get the recommended travel shots? Is it necessary, or just smart to do? I am asking because they are not covered by my insurance and are pretty expensive. Thanks, Karen
#121206 - 04/18/0611:46 AMRe: Shots before our trip!
they are quite expensive. If you are just coming to SP you do not need to get shots. Recommend shots for long term stay in jungle or if you are moving you could consider but you won't need them for a trip.
#121207 - 04/18/0611:51 AMRe: Shots before our trip!
Anyone travelling should have tetanus and Hep A, at a minimum. I recommend Hep A&B, though you are running out of time for full immunity. Regardless, you should start the series before you go, so that you have at least partial immunity.
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#121208 - 04/18/0612:31 PMRe: Shots before our trip!
Thanks all for the response! As I suspected, I waited too long, but I am dreadfully afraid of needles. I suppose you can't get the whole series of shots at once? I'm leaving for a week in Vegas on Thurs, and I don't want to be sick while I am there, however, I REALLY don't want to get sick in A/C!
#121209 - 04/18/0612:33 PMRe: Shots before our trip!
I just made the appt for ALL the shots at once, and to get the Chloroquine script! Not too bad $$$ wise, and well worth it to not get sick! We are going to do most of the trips and will be in the jungle going to the ruins, I suppose! Better to be safe than sorry! Bringing lots of mosquito repellants as well! I just hope I don't pass out at the sight of all those needles! UGH!
#121212 - 04/18/0601:08 PMRe: Shots before our trip!
Cali, you can't get all shots at once. Hep A takes nearly 6 months, it is 3 shots and Hep B takes a few months two, 2 shots. or vice versa. I got Hep A, B, yellow fever shots because I have no idea where I will travel to since I am so spontaneous when it comes to seeing new places.
#121213 - 04/18/0601:30 PMRe: Shots before our trip!