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Query about Hepatitis B vaccine - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I am travelling to... on February 2nd, have I left it too late to get the hepatitis b vaccine? If I have, are there any circumstances in which I could still have the vaccine before that date? How essential is the vaccine for travelling there? I am also going to Peru and Argentina. Thank you
User :   hello
Doctor :   let me read the query
Doctor :   yes you have adequate time to get at least 2 doses of the vaccine
User :   fantastic. just wanted to check because the form i have to fill out for the jabs says i need at least 2 months?
Doctor :   u can take the first dose today and the 2nd dose 1 month later
User :   and i only need 2?
Doctor :   and the 3rd dose 2 months later
Doctor :   totally u need 4 doses
User :   ok, i will still be away from home then though
User :   is that a problem?
User :   i am not back until may
Doctor :   0, 1 month , 2 month and then a booster dose at 6 months
Doctor :   you can have the vaccine even in peru or argentina too
User :   brilliant
Doctor :   they do have the vaccines as well
User :   yeah cheers
User :   thank you very much
User :   thats a big relief
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   have a happy new year and a great holiday
User :   you too
User :   bye bye
User :   x
Doctor :   bye

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