Hepatitis A Vaccination

Ben getting some shots
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The Hepatitis A Shots

Jaimie and I got vaccinated Friday morning. How about that. What for, you ask? Hepatitis A & Typhoid. …what, you haven’t heard? You get Hep A from eating contaminated food (poop). You can imagine my surprise as well.

 

How many shots do you need for India?

What a great question. Here is the list of vaccinations and medication recommended for India travelers.

  • Routine Vaccines (MMR vaccine, tetanus vaccine, varicella vaccine, and yearly flu shot)
  • Hepatitis A vaccine
  • Polio vaccine
  • Typhoid vaccine
  • Hepatitis B vaccine
  • Japanese Encephalitis vaccine
  • Malaria medication
  • Rabie vaccine
  • Yellow Fever vaccine

The bold ones are the ones I definitely think I have. They want you to get everything under the sun these days. We’re going to a country where when you drink the water, you’re guaranteed sickness… and they want me to worry about rabies? In the great words of Sweet Brown

“Ain’t nobody got time for that” – S. Brown

For anyone thinking of taking a long trip: if you’re worried about what you should get, let me give you a little advice from a man who hasn’t taken a long trip yet: They will have medication where you’re going.

Once I become very ill, I might revise this post.

Ben

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