Vaccinations before going on your honeymoon!

posted 2 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 2
Member
42522 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

 

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:

http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/jamaica

Your provincial NurseLine will be able to tell you

http://www.sd74.bc.ca/Pdf/Staff/Provincial%20Nurselines.pdf

Start now as some vaccinations are a series that are given weeks apart.

Post # 3
Hostess
9919 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

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 # 5
Member
9533 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

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
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2704 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

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 # 8
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2704 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

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
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3693 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

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.

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