Hepatitis B vaccination?

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scottcarlson
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Hepatitis B vaccination?

Post by scottcarlson » Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:54 pm

Am wondering if anyone has reliable information, or can direct me to some, re Hep B vaccination, beyond the CDC and other links that TTP already helpfully provides. The CDC recommends it apparently, as do another site or two. I'm wondering if this might be the case where in eastern Turkey it is "endemic" but in central Anatolia and west it is relatively rare. I'm having a consultation at my local travel medicine clinic, but, again, if someone has an opinion or information, any would be welcome. We're not going beyond Cappadocia, but we will be driving for 10 days between there and Marmaris, sometimes relatively off the beaten path.


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Re: Hepatitis B vaccination?

Post by Tavsan » Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:37 am

Scott:

You know I never considered it until last year when traveling with a group. Highly unlikely you will contract something like Hep B if you look at how it's spread. That being said I had the Hep A and B vaccine moreso because I thought better safe than sorry both at home here in the US and abroad. Relatively painless vaccine.

Tavsan

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Re: Hepatitis B vaccination?

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Re: Hepatitis B vaccination?

Post by Tavsan » Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:54 am

Scott:

Check with your physician or if your community has a "travel clinic" for people who do travel abroad perhaps consult with them. I checked with my local clinic and the physician actually looked up the recommended vaccines. I felt more confident having that discussion and following up on recommendations as a result. Again, Hepatitis as described does not sound like a pleasant experience whether here or abroad. Other possibilities such as malaria or other diseases, vaccines, medications, side effects, etc. can be discussed as well.

Tavsan


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