Post # 1
I was was just wondering when you’re supposed to get shots before going on a trip? We are from Canada and are going to be traveling to Jamaica for our honeymoon I’m April. I do know we need some shots before we go but I don’t know where to go or who to ask when and what we are supposed to get!
anyone else have this problem?
Post # 2
Wilson2Bee: It depends on where you live in Canada. In BC we have travel clinics where you can get all your travel vaccinations.
Information from the CDC:
Your provincial NurseLine will be able to tell you
Start now as some vaccinations are a series that are given weeks apart.
Post # 3
Ontario has travel clinics as well – we’re going to India and we have to start about 6 weeks ahead from what I’ve read online.
Post # 4
julies1949: I do live in BC! I will have to find one of these travel clinics! Thank you 🙂
Post # 5
It depends on which vaccines you need. The hepatitis vaccines come in several doses, so you have to start earlier to get them all in. Single dose vaccines should be good in a month or two. I had to get a ton of vaccines for our honeymoon to Kenya because most of mine had expired.
Post # 6
Wilson2Bee: We’re doing this too! I just got a couple shots and told my FI last night I’m making an appointment for him too… he was not impressed haha.
Good luck! I hate needles :s
Post # 7
winterwoodlandbride15: ugh I hate needles too 🙁 🙁 you had to get a couple!? Did you have to pay??
Post # 8
Wilson2Bee: I have to pay for Hep B shot… apparently unlike everyone else who got their shot in grade 7 mine didn’t stick… so I have to get it again. $40 at the pharmacy. Lame. haha.
Post # 9
winterwoodlandbride15: Not what you were asking, but were you tested to see if you had antibodies against hep B? This isn’t well known, but 5% of the population will never respond to the hep B vaccine — it doesn’t matter how many shots you give them, they’ll never make antibodies. If you have already had the series of shots, there probably isn’t a point in getting them again, you might be one of that 5%.
To the OP — check with your local travel clinic. I needed the typhoid vaccine to go to Cancun, but I went to the travel clinic too late to get the oral vaccine, so I had to get the shot.
Post # 10
cmbr: I wondered if I was one of the special ones, because my hep A stuck… my doctor didn’t mention anything about it though.
I just got my bloodwork done… maybe he’ll be able to find something there.