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Old 05-03-2010, 03:51 PM   #1
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vaccinations for Cancun


For anyone who's gone to cancun. I was wondering if you got vaccinations.

Also, if so

-how much did you get?
-did you do this at a family doctor or walk in clinic?
-did you have to goto a doctor, get a presecription, then bring it back to the doctors for the shot or did they have them in stock.

I don't have a family doctor here so.. if possible walk in clinic would be fine with me.

Thanks in advance,
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Old 05-05-2010, 12:43 PM   #2
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I've been to Playa Del Carmen twice (which is south of Cancun) and have never had the shots, and as far as I know I don't have Hep A or B!

You can get the Twinrix shot but the dosing has to be taken in something like a 6 to 12 month span, I don't think it's entirely necessary for Cancun though...
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If you are staying at an all inclusive type place you probably have a higher chance in catching a common flu over anything seriuos. Stay clear from tap water and you will be fine. I've been to Mexico twice and never bothered getting any shots.
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doesn't hurt to hit up the travel clinics..but be ready to pay
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Old 05-06-2010, 04:00 AM   #5
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i got back recently. the shots i got were
H1N1 and Twinrix (hep A and B shot)

for twinrix, you have to have a doctor's perscriptoin. either family or walk in. u gotta take 3 shots total. 2 shots within a month of each other and the third shot 5-6 months away from the second shot.
oh btw, h1n1 is free and twinrix is 62 bucks a shot
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Old 05-06-2010, 10:56 AM   #6
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didn't have to get any shots myself, however make sure you pack a lot of condoms, have fun my friend
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Old 05-06-2010, 12:31 PM   #7
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Its silly not to take Hep shots.
Take the Twinrix

Theres no going back once you get Hep.
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