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Is it safe and feasible to take vaccinations of Hepatitis A and B, typhoid and chicken pox in two weeks time?

Hi Doc, I need to take vaccinations for Hepatitis A , Hepatitis B , Typhoid and Chicken Pox . It is a mandatory step for taking admission into a MBA course. I have to submit the proofs for the same after two weeks from now. After searching a bit, I have understood that Hep. vaccines cannott be taken as a single dose and I will be able to take only first dose at this moment. My only concern is whether it will be safe and feasible to take these vaccines (bacterial & viral) in such a short span of time; if yes, then what should i do next? Thanks in advance! Regards, Deepak Singla YYYY@YYYY
Asked On : Sat, 16 Jun 2012
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Pediatrician 's  Response
dear deepak,
I understand that you are confused about what to do with vaccinations.
Here is the schedule if you miss vaccination previously,
Hepatitis B three doses at 0,1 and 6 mths.
Hepatitis A two doses at 0 and 6 mths.
Typhoid one dose every 3 years.
Chicken pox two doses at 4-8 weeks interval.

You cannot hasten things, for eg you cannot take all doses of Hep B within one month. It is safe and feasible to take hep A, Hep B, Typhoid, Chicken pox all together in a single day. Hep A and B combined together as a single vaccine is available, so that you need to take only three shots in a single day.
Usually institutions don't debar you from admission provided you give the assurance of completing all doses as per the schedule. Just show them whatever you have taken.
Some institutions require either vaccination record or antibody titers. If so you can check your titers for HepA, as a good number of adults have good antibody titers and don't need vaccination for the same.

Don't worry dear, no one is going to stop you from MBA admission based on only vaccination status. And completing vaccinations are good for your own. Take care.

Dr C Balaji Chinnasami
Answered: Sat, 16 Jun 2012
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Pediatrician Dr. H. Santosh's  Response
it is true that all these vaccines are not a single dose vaccine.
what i advice you is to go to a doctor and tell him to give the first dose of all the above mentioned vaccinations and then get a vaccination card on your name,
on this card he can document the date of first dose of all these vaccines before you leave for the admission process.
you can produce the same card during the admission process as a proof of vaccination against these diseases.
and also kindly tell the doctor to write the dates for next dose of vaccination so that you do not forget to complete the schedule.
Answered: Sun, 17 Jun 2012
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